A near-fine first edition, one of only 7.500 copies prnted, in unrestored first issue dust-jacket, of Raymond Chandler’s second book; featuring the Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe. It was adapted for the screen three times and was also adapted for the stage and radio.
First edition; 8vo; publisher’s orange cloth lettered in blue, mildly rubbed on corners and spine ends, unclipped dust jacket, priced at $2.00 indicating first issue state, spine panel slightly faded with minor rubbing near head and foot, rear panel toned, front flyleaf with rectangle of offsetting (from small former bookmark?), resultant milder offsetting to opposite flap, mild glue(?) residue from possible former bookplate to front pastedown, otherwise a near-fine copy.
Stock ID: 99801