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The Big Sleep by  Raymond Chandler - 1st Edition - 1939 - from Bookbid Rare Books (SKU: 1412630)

The Big Sleep

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The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • hardcover
  • First
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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.

Synopsis

The Big Sleep is a crime novel by Raymond Chandler, the first in his acclaimed series about hardboiled detective Philip Marlowe. The work has been adapted twice into film, once in 1946 starring Humphry Bogart and Lauren Bacall, and again in 1978 starring Robert Mitchum. The story is noted for its complexity and is heavily influenced by classic Greek tragedy, with many characters double-crossing each other and many secrets being exposed throughout the narrative. -

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Bookseller
Bookbid Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
1412630
Title
The Big Sleep
Author
Chandler, Raymond
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity-available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Knopf
Date Published
1939

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Bookbid Rare Books is a rare book dealer located in Beverly Hills, California. The family run company has sold modern literary first editions and children's books for over 20 years. Member of ABAA, ILAB.

Glossary

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First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in... [More]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [More]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [More]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
Copyright page
The page in a book that describes the lineage of that book, typically including the book's author, publisher, date of... [More]

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