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CHANDLER, Raymond.

The Simple Art of Murder.

Published: London: Hamish Hamilton, 1950

Stock code: 72868

Price: £750

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First book edition, first printing of the author’s influential essay on detective fiction, which was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in December 1944, along with a selection of his short stories.

Octavo. Original purple cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with some nicks and short splits repaired to the verso with tape.

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