CHANDLER, Raymond.

The Little Sister.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1949 Stock Code: 149518
£600.00
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First US edition, first printing. "The Little Sister is particularly remarkable for Marlowe's cleverly phrased and brutally honest self-evaluations" (ODNB). This copy in the superb Boris Artzybasheff dust jacket, which seems to incorporate a portrait of Chandler.

The Little Sister was first published in the UK on 24 June, and followed in America two months later, on 26 September, issued in orange and yellow cloth, with orange the first issue cloth, as here.

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Description

Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles and decoration to spine and cover in blue. With dust jacket.

Condition

Bookseller's stamp to front free endpaper. Spine ends a touch bumped, slight staining along lower edges, the binding otherwise bright and sound, discreet tape marks to free endpapers, else internally clean. A very good copy in very good jacket, slight wear to corners with minimal loss only, rear panel a little warped, else fresh.

Bibliography

Bruccoli A8.2.a.

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