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Killer in the Rain

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12157

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice clean copy, minimal shelfwear, spine the slightest bit turned; jacket lightly browned at spine and at inside edges of flaps, very slight wear at corners, some soiling to rear panel but otherwise very attractive, NO tears or chips]. Good-looking copy of the true first edition of this title (preceding the Houghton, Mifflin American edition), a posthumous collection of eight early stories that the author referred to as his "cannibalized" work, by which he meant "that in later life he sometimes used episodes and characters from them in the full-length novels which made him famou... View more info

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The Long Goodbye [*his Hollywood agent's copy*]

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: $800.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1954 (c.1953)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 15021

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dj


[solid copy, moderate wear to cloth at top and bottom edges, agency stamp on ffep and title page (see notes), old tape marks on both pastedowns; jacket is well-worn, with several large chips, significant paper loss at spine ends (including loss of about half the title), tape marks on both flaps]. The first American edition of Chandler's last great novel (published in England the previous year), this copy bearing the stamp of Chandler's long-time Hollywood agent, H.N. Swanson, on the ffep and the title page. This would have been one of several copies that Swanson would have had on hand, with ... View more info