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CHANDLER, Raymond (1888–1959). The Big Sleep. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. 8vo. Publisher’s brownish orange cloth stamped in dark gray-blue, blue top edge (spine gently darkened with slight fraying at ends, scant dust soiling to covers); original unclipped dust jacket (chipping to jacket extremities with few tiny marred spots to front panel, old tape repairs verso); cloth slipcase. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING of Chandler’s first book that introduced his wise-cracking private eye detective Philip Marlowe redefining the noir genre, later becoming the basis for the 1946 film starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Bruccoli A1.1.a.
 CHANDLER, Raymond (1888–1959). The Big Sleep. New York: Alf...
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Final prices include buyers premium: $3,250.00
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Saturday, March 13, 2021.
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