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The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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1st Edition
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Laguna Hills, California
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Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1939 First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page page. This copy is authentically SIGNED by Raymond Chandler on a inserted leaf after the endpaper. A magnificent copy. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket has the publisher's $2.00 printed price present on the front flap and is vibrant in color with minor repair. The book is in excellent condition and is bound in the publisher's cloth with minor wear to the boards. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A stunning copy SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Chandler First Editions.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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THE BIG SLEEP

by CHANDLER, RAYMOND

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Used
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First edition
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Hardcover
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Greencastle, Pennsylvania
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939., 1939. First edition. First edition. Author's first book. Fine, bright square copy with top edge dark blue and un-faded in dust jacket with a tiny (1/8") closed tear to top edge of rear panel and a tiny (1/8") closed tear and one inch wrinkle to bottom edge of the rear panel. A Haycraft/Queen Cornerstone mystery novel and an exceptional copy. Made into two films of the same name, in 1946 starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, and in 1978 starring Robert Mitchum and Sarah Miles. Housed in a two-tone quarter leather and cloth clam shell case with a leather label on the spine and the titles stamped in gold gilt.
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The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • hardcover
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Used - Fine
Edition
1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Laguna Hills, California
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Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1939 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Raymond Chandler on a typed letter laid into the book. A beautiful copy. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with the words "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is vibrant in color with minor wear to the edges. This First Issue dustjacket has the $2.00 printed price present with 6 titles printed on the back panel of the dustjacket. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Chandler First Editions.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • fine
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Used - Fine
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1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Laguna Hills, California
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Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1939 First Edition, First printing. A beautiful sophisticated dustjacket that is vibrant in color with NO chips or tears. The book is in excellent shape. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A sharp copy of this true first edition with the ORIGINAL dustjacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • fine
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Used - Fine
Edition
1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Beverly Hills, California
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Knopf -- Black Widow, 1945. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First Black Widow edition inscribed by Chandler to the director John Houseman. "For John Houseman with the somewhat insufficient excuse that I forgot to murder him. Ray. 5.13.45." Chandler and Houseman began as English schoolyard compatriots and eventually went on to collaborate infamously ont he film "The Blue Dahlia" by rushing to complete the script before its star, Alan Ladd, entered military service. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Dust jacket has some tape on inside. Comes in a custom-made case clamshell case with leather spine and gold tooling and lettering.
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The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • fine
  • hardcover
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Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Laguna Hills, California
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Knopf, 1939 First Edition, First Issue. An attractive First Printing dustjacket that is rich in color with NO chips or tear with some repair. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight, with slight wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A stunning copy in collector's condition. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy Chandler First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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THE BIG SLEEP

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • hardcover
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Used - Near-fine book in like jacket
Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First edition. Near-fine book in like jacket. First printing of Chandler's first novel, the inimitable book that marks the apex of noir. An existential confusion pervades this Los Angeles novel, kept at bay only by the sheer stoic will of detective Philip Marlowe, who is first introduced here. Chandler is a master prose stylist, subtly building atmosphere with deceptively simple prose. (In a 1948 letter, Chandler described his goal as "the creation of emotion through dialogue and description" [May 7, to Frederick Lewis Allen]). It is the perfect tone for the American-born subgenre of mystery called noir. An unforgettable book of grit and magic. 7.5'' x 4.5''. Original full orange cloth, stamped in blue on spine and boards. Original unclipped blue and red dust jacket designed by Hans J. Barschel. Blue topstain. pages. [8], 277, [1] pages.Housed in a custom clamshell box. Toning to front pastedowns and hinges, old tape marks expertly repaired with archival Japanese… Read More
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The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Beverly Hills, California
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$9,750.00
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Knopf, 1939. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. A near fine first edition (stated First Edition on the copyright page) in a very good dust jacket with some small closed tears. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. With the original price of $2.00 still on the front flap.
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The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

  • Used
  • fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Beverly Hills, California
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Knopf, 1939. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. A fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket with a few small chips on the front panel and top of spine. First edition stated on the copyright page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.
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The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • very good
  • First
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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Beverly Hills, California
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Knopf, 1939. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939, 1939. First Edition; advance reading copy of the author's first book. Original printed wrappers; spine faded but intact and not restored; some spotting and wear; near very good. The publisher's promotional front cover copy compares Chandler favorably to Hammett and Cain, which, in retrospect, seems understated. Comes in a custom-made collector's case with leather spine. $9,500.
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The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

  • Used
  • fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Quantity available
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Laguna Hills, California
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Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1939 First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page. This First Issue dustjacket has the publisher's $2.00 printed price present with some wear to the edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy with the ORIGINAL dustjacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.
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$9,000.00
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The Big Sleep

by CHANDLER, RAYMOND

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  • First
Condition
Used - First Edition of Chandler’s first book. Top edge a little spotted; very good or a little better in a similar dust jacket. with
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Newton, Massachusetts
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First Edition of Chandler’s first book. Top edge a little spotted; very good or a little better in a similar dust jacket. with small chips and tears along the edges and a larger chip at the top of the back panel, which is about a half inch wide and extends down for about an inch and a half, affecting two words of text.
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The Big Sleep.

The Big Sleep.

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • hardcover
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  • First
Condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
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Palm Beach, Florida
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First edition of Chandler's first and most famous novel, with the rarely found original dust jacket. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. Bruccoli A1.1.a. A very sharp example. The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler's first novel, "was a masterpiece right out of the gate and introduced a new kind of detective story, build on the hard-boiled foundation laid by Dashiell Hammett" (Johnson I:44). The novel was published when Chandler was 51, after years of apprenticeship in pulp magazines. "It's my ambition," he once said, "to write a mystery story without one word of explanation at the end. In The Big Sleep I almost succeeded." This was the novel that announced Chandler's literary coming-of-age and defined the mythic status of his wise-cracking detective Philip Marlowe. "Chandler is fun to read," commented writer George Higgins. "He was also one hell of a writer, and those are hard to find" (Hardboiled Mystery… Read More
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The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Quantity available
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Laguna Hills, California
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Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1939 First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page. This First Issue dustjacket has some chipping to the spine and wear along the edges. This original dustjacket has the $2.00 printed price present on the front flap of the dustjacket. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A collectable copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with all the First Issue points.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.
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$5,500.00
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The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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New York, New York
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939 First edition, first printing. One of 5,000 copies. Publisher's brownish orange cloth, stamped in dark gray-blue to boards and spine, top edge stained black; in the red and blue dust jacket. About very good, with wear and fraying to the spine ends, mild toning to spine, some spotting and light soiling to cloth; in an unclipped dust jacket with some wear and shallow chipping, some loss to upper spine and partially along upper rear panel, early tape reinforcement to jacket verso. Overall, a very good copy of Chandler's first novel that presents well in the original dust jacket. Bruccoli A1.1.a The Big Sleep marks the debut of Chandler's hard-boiled detective character Philip Marlowe. Unlike Dashiell Hammett's Continental Op and Sam Spade, who are widely considered the archetypal hard-boiled detective figures, Marlowe possesses a sensitivity underneath his tough exterior that distinguishes him from similar detective characters in the genre. Indeed, as he… Read More
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The Big Sleep

by Raymond Chandler

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  • hardcover
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Condition
Used - Very Good+
Edition
1st Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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London, Greater London
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$5,301.75
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USA: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler First Edition Alfred A. Knopf 1939. No inscriptions. Very small bookseller's label to ffep. Covers are VG+ in a near VG price clipped dust jacket.
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The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Used - Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Northridge, California
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Orange cloth with blue lettering, blue topstain. Light rubbing to extremities, slightly cocked. Glue darkening, pages lightly toned. Small stain to text block edge. Price-clipped jacket in mylar is chipped at edges and toned, with a small closed tear to bottom front panel. Stated first edition. Housed in a fine custom clamshell case. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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The Big Sleep

by CHANDLER, RAYMOND

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
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Santa Barbara, California
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New York: Knopf, 1939. First Edition. Advance reading copy in specially printed wrappers. The front cover reads: “IN 1929 WE GAVE YOU HAMMETT, IN 1934 WE GAVE YOU CAIN, IN 1939 WE GIVE YOU RAY CHANDLER AND THE BIG SLEEP. We predict that The Big Sleep will duplicate the success of The Thin Man and The Postman Always Rings Twice, and will promote it and advertise it accordingly. Read this copy now for your pleasure”. Paperbound. Some restoration to the spine by an expert paper conservationist, some rubbing, dust-soiling, and general wear as usual, else very good. Enclosed in a custom cloth box.
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The Big Sleep

by CHANDLER, RAYMOND

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Used - First Edition; advance reading copy of the author’s first book. Original printed wrappers; spine faded; some spotting and wear
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Newton, Massachusetts
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First Edition; advance reading copy of the author’s first book. Original printed wrappers; spine faded; some spotting and wear; near very good. The publisher’s promotional front cover copy compares Chandler favorably to Hammett and Cain, which, in retrospect, seems understated.
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$4,500.00
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The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Used - Good+ in Good dust jacket
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Northridge, California
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Good+ in Good dust jacket. 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Orange cloth with blue lettering, darkened topstain. Stated first edition. Spine ends/corners rubbed/frayed. Edges rubbed. Glue darkened at endpages. Binding a bit tender. Unmarked. DJ in mylar with $2.00 price dampstained to back panel, chipped at spine ends/corners with 3cm loss to spine foot, rubbed folds, toned spine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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