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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. 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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  3. The Big Sleep.
    First edition, first printing, of Chandler's first book. Learn More
    £6,000

    Stock Code: 38081

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

    Stock Code: 108211

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  5. Farewell My Lovely.
    First edition, first printing, of Chandler's second novel. Learn More
    £4,250

    Stock Code: 89889

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  6. 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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  7. 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. Rare in this condition. Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 94099

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  8. 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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  9. The Simple Art of Murder.
    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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  10. Spanish Blood.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 106792

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  11. The Little Sister.
    First edition, first impression, preceding the first US edition. Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 104158

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

    Stock Code: 109104

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  14. The Long Good-Bye.
    First edition, first impression of the seventh Philip Marlowe novel. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 110736

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  15. Playback.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 104159

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  16. Playback.
    First US edition, first printing. Printed in the UK first in the same year. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 109411

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  17. 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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  18. Playback.
    First edition, first impression. With a gift inscription to front free endpaper. Learn More
    £95

    Stock Code: 97520

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