The Long Good-Bye.London, Hamish Hamilton, 1953 Stock Code: 136008
NotesFirst edition, first impression. The UK edition precedes the US edition, published in 1954. This, the sixth Philip Marlowe novel, was described by Chandler, in a letter to a friend, as "my best book" (Chandler, p. 228), and was adapted into the 1973 film of the same name, starring Elliott Gould.
Octavo. Original dark red boards, titles to spine in silver. With the pictorial dust jacket designed by Fritz Wegner.
Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Slight bump to head of spine, light foxing and offsetting to endpapers, light foxing to edges. A very good copy in the bright, price-clipped dust jacket, with faint tape residue to front panel, a little foxing, nicks and creasing to extremities.
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