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CHANDLER, Raymond.

CHANDLER, Raymond.

Rare books by W. H. Raymond Chandler, including first editions and signed first edition copies of The Big Sleep, Farewell My Lovely, Lady in the Lake, The Simple Art of Murder, and The Long Goodbye.

Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1888, yet was relocated just two years later in the hopes he would receive a better education in London, England in 1900. Educated at the noted Dulwich College Public School, whose alumni include P.G. Wodehouse and C. S. Forester,

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  1. [Complete set of the Philip Marlowe novels.]
    All first editions, first printings. Chandler's first four novels were first published in America; the last three appeared first in the UK. Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 106986

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  2. 38081
    First edition, first printing, of Chandler's first book. Learn More
    £6,000

    Stock Code: 38081

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  3. The Big Sleep.
    First UK edition, first impression of Chandler's first book, with the scarce jacket. Learn More
    £4,750

    Stock Code: 99378

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  4. Farewell My Lovely.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 108211

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  5. The High Window.
    First UK edition, first impression. This copy, although unmarked, is from the author's own library which sold at auction in the autumn of 2011. A considerably scarcity in any condition, this printing of Chandler's magnificent third novel is a true rarity in dust jacket. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 74243

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  6. 94099
    First edition, first printing, of Chandler's fourth novel. Rare in such lovely condition. Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 94099

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  7. 130030
    First edition, first printing, of Chandler's fourth novel, preceding the UK edition by a year. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 130030

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  8. 62572detail
    Galley sheets sent out in advance of publication to garner reviews. With the editor's typed cover letter to Vincent Starrett the noted author and collector of detective fiction. "If you find in any of this grounds for comment, we should like nothing better than to have a letter from you in our correspondence column in the... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 62572

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  9. The Lady in the Lake.
    First UK edition, first impression, originally published in America in 1943. The fourth of Chandler's novels featuring Philip Marlowe. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 98321

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  10. 104158
    First edition, first impression, preceding the first US edition. Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 104158

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  11. The Little Sister.
    First US edition, first printing. Originally published in the UK earlier the same year. Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 107104

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  12. 130029
    First US edition, first printing, following the first UK edition published earlier the same year. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 130029

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  13. The Simple Art of Murder.
    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. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 72868

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  14. The Long Good-bye.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 109104

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  15. Freakshow.
    First edition, first printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "to Raymond Chandler Jacquin Sanders" and with Chandler's La Jolla ownership stamp beneath which he as written "From Little Brown & Co - God Knows why!" In a letter to the budding writer James Fox in May 1954 Chandler... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 73154

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  16. Playback.
    First edition. An unrecorded state of the binding. This edition is known in two publisher's bindings red with silver lettering and red with yellow lettering the former being much commoner than the latter. This blue binding however may well be distinct to the batch of copies sent to Boots as was the case with Le Carre's first... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 22860

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  17. 130018
    First US edition, first printing, of Chandler's last completed novel, following the first UK edition published earlier the same year. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 130018

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  18. 63560
    First edition, first impression. A collection of eight stories that were originally published in pulp magazines between 1935 and 1941 and not reprinted until this volume appeared following the author's death. Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 63560

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  19. Raymond Chandler: A Descriptive Bibliography.
    £175

    Stock Code: 104188

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  20. Raymond Chandler's Unknown Thriller:
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £65

    Stock Code: 104186

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