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Chandler, Raymond (1888-1959)

Auction:
2433
Lot:
158
Sold for:
$4,740$4,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2433
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2008 11:00AM

Description:

Chandler, Raymond (1888-1959), The Big Sleep, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939, first edition, first issue, original orange cloth with blue lettering, with dust jacket and unclipped price, 8vo, (chips along upper edge of jacket and to head and foot of spine, light spotting to rear panel). Note: Raymond Chandler's first novel and the next step in a long line of outstanding titles to be adapted into film and enter the genre of "film noir".
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Keywords

Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep, Alfred A. Knopf, Book design, Bookbinding, Chandler

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