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John Huston's THE MALTESE FALCON

By: ANOBILE, Richard J., Edited By

Price: $55.00

Publisher: NY, Avon/Flare: 1974

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 001116


FINE condition in FINE original silver colored pictorial wraps. SOFTCOVER. 1974. FIRST FLARE PRINTING March 1974. AS NEW, square and tight, UNREAD, no creasing. Oversize, quarto/4to, 256pp. 'Reconstruction of a film in book form: over 1,400 frame blow-up photos shown sequentially and coupled with the complete dialogue from the original soundtrack.' View more info

EIGHT MILLION WAYS TO DIE

By: BLOCK, Lawrence

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, Avon: 1993

Seller ID: 001527


FINE condition in NEAR FINE original paper wraps. SOFTCOVER. 1993. First Avon Mass Paperback Printing. AS NEW, bound in original green pictorial paper wraps. Square and tight, UNREAD, no creasing. Light edge wear, else FINE. Featuring Matthew Scudder. View more info

SET IN L. A. ~ Scenes of the City in Fiction

By: BLUEFARB, Sam

Price: $20.00

Publisher: CA, Blumar Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001378


FINE condition in FINE original pictorial paper wraps. SOFTCOVER. FIRST EDITION. 1986. AS NEW, square and tight, UNREAD, no creasing. 'Images from twenty-five novels dating from 1933 to 1983.' View more info

RAYMOND CHANDLER ~A Descriptive Bibliography

By: BRUCCOLI, Matthew J

Price: $100.00

Publisher: PA, University of Pittsburgh Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000987


FINE condition. HARDCOVER. 1979. FIRST EDITION. AS NEW, bound in blue cloth with silver titles, no dust jacket issued. Square and tight, UNREAD. Complete descriptive bibliography of Chandler's American and Great Britain publications. View more info

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THE BUTTERFLY

By: CAIN, James M.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: NY, Knopf: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001010


NEAR FINE condition in NEAR FINE dust jacket. HARDCOVER. 1947. FIRST EDITION. Bound in beige cloth wrapped in shades of green dust jacket. Square and firm, original price intact. Light toning to page edges and previous owner's signature on front free endpaper, else FINE. Dust jacket has light edgewear and moderate wear to spine heel. Revenge, murder, forbidden love. View more info

PAST ALL DISHONOR

By: CAIN, James M.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: NY, Knopf: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001012


NEAR FINE condition in VERY GOOD dust jacket. HARDCOVER. 1946. FIRST EDITION. Bound in red cloth with gold gilt lettering and author's initials embossed on cover. Wrapped in that odd coupling dust jacket of salmon front with mahogany spine. Square and tight, original price intact. Soft push to spine edges and age toning to page edges. Dust jacket has chipping to spine edges, light edgewear and age toning, see image. Mining, greed, lust, murder in 1860's Virginia... View more info

THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE

By: CAIN, James M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Vintage: 1978

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 001810


NEAR FINE condition in NEAR FINE original paper wraps. SOFTCOVER. 1978. FIRST VINTAGE BOOK EDITION, First Printing. AS NEW, bound in shades of taupe and brown pictorial paper wraps. Cover photo by Richard L. Shaefer. Square and tight, UNREAD, no creasisng. Age toning to interior and some edge wear. Reprint of the 1934 edition published by Knopf. Stored in an archival sleeve. View more info

RAYMOND CHANDLER'S UNKNOWN THRILLER ~The Screenplay of Playback

By: CHANDLER, Raymond

Price: $350.00

Publisher: NY, Mysterious Press: 1985

Edition: Limited

Inscription: Signed Introduction

Seller ID: 000423


FINE condition in FINE dust jacket and FINE slipcase. HARDCOVER. 1985. LIMITED EDITION of 250 numbered copies. This being number 15. SIGNED by Robert B. Parker author of introduction. Preface by James Pepper. AS NEW, book and slipcase bound in light gray cloth with cobalt blue titles. Dust jacket is cobalt blue and silver with painting by John Jinks. Square and tight, UNREAD. Minor rub to upper corner, else FINE. Chandler's original 1948 screenplay with the wo... View more info

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THE MIDNIGHT RAYMOND CHANDLER

By: CHANDLER, Raymond

Price: $300.00

Publisher: NY, Houghton Mifflin: 1971

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 000934


FINE condition in NEAR FINE dust jacket. HARDCOVER. 1971. FIRST PRINTING. AS NEW, bound in cerulean blue cloth with black endpapers in black, blue, yellow dust jacket. Square and tight, UNREAD, original price intact. Indigenous light dulling/toning of dust wrap, else FINE. 718pp. Includes: two novels The Little Sister and The Long Goodbye, first U.S. book form publication of Blackmailers Don't Shoot and The Pencil, Chandler's essay The Simple Art of Murder, shor... View more info

RAYMOND CHANDLER'S UNKNOWN THRILLER ~The Screenplay of Playback

By: CHANDLER, Raymond

Price: $150.00

Publisher: NY, Mysterious Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000935


FINE condition in FINE dust jacket. HARDCOVER. 1985. FIRST EDITION of TRADE EDITION. AS NEW, bound in gray cloth with sea foam green endpapers in cobalt blue and silver pictorial dust jacket. Square and tight, UNREAD, original price intact. Breath of rub to dust jacket front panel and back points, else FINE. Chandler's original 1948 screenplay with the working title of Playback, never produced. Chandler used title and main female character for unrelated book publ... View more info

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RAYMOND CHANDLER OMNIBUS

By: CHANDLER, Raymond

Price: $200.00

Publisher: NY, Knopf: 1976

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 000936


FINE condition in NEAR FINE dust jacket. HARDCOVER. First Collected Edition 1964, this being the FOURTH PRINTING, 1976. Bound in black cloth in black and red pictorial puzzle dust jacket. Square and tight, original price intact. Dust jacket has one inch closed tear mid-spine, some age toning, light edgewear top. 625pp. Includes The Big Sleep (1939), Farewell, My Lovely (1940), The High Window (1941), The Lady in the Lake (1943). View more info

THE NOTEBOOKS OF RAYMOND CHANDLER and ENGLISH SUMMER ~ A Gothic Romance

By: CHANDLER, Raymond

Price: $150.00

Publisher: NY, Ecco Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000939


FINE condition in FINE dust jacket. HARDCOVER. 1976. FIRST EDITION. AS NEW, bound in maroon cloth with gilt titles in orange and green dust jacket. Square and tight, UNREAD, original price intact. Breath of toning to jacket lapels, else FINE. Notes, musings, essays on writing and writers. Also, first publication in book form of English Summer ~A Gothic Romance, illustrated by Edward Gorey. Edited, with a Foreword, by Frank MacShane. View more info

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RAYMOND CHANDLER ~Six Complete Novels

By: CHANDLER, Raymond

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann/Octopus: 1977

Edition: First Edition, Thus

Seller ID: 000941


FINE condition in NEAR FINE dust jacket. HARDCOVER. 1977. FIRST EDITION, Thus. AS NEW, bound in maroon leatherette with yellow endpapers in yellow and maroon dust jacket. Square and tight, UNREAD, original price and publisher USD sticker intact. 862pp. Dust jacket has creasing across top of spine and back panel, else FINE. Includes, complete and unabridged: The Big Sleep, The High Window, The Lady in the Lake, The Long Goodbye, Farewell My Lovely (yes, without t... View more info

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THE LITTLE SISTER

By: CHANDLER, Raymond

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1976

Edition: Third Impression

Seller ID: 000957


NEAR FINE condition in FINE dust jacket. HARDCOVER. April 1976. THIRD IMPRESSION of A Fingerprint Book reprint series. Bound in jade cloth with gold gilt title and Fingerprint logo, wrapped in black and white photo dust jacket. Square and tight, publisher clipped and applied USD sticker to dust jacket front flap. Small ink spot at fore edge and sticker ghost transfer front free endpaper, else FINE. View more info

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BACKFIRE ~Story for the Screen with a Preface By Robert B. Parker

By: CHANDLER, Raymond

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara CA, Santa Teresa Press: 1984

Edition: First Printing Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed Introduction

Seller ID: 001111


FINE condition in FINE green on green original paper wraps with self-fold flaps. SOFTCOVER. 1984. FIRST PRINTING of LIMITED EDITION. This is Number 31 of 200 copies numbered and SIGNED by Robert B. Parker, author of the Preface. AS NEW, fifteen page Chapbook publication of Backfire which was originally written by Raymond Chandler as a proposal for a possible original screenplay. It was shopped around Hollywood but never sold. Stored in Mylar sleeve with acid-free ... View more info

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FAREWELL, MY LOVELY

By: CHANDLER, Raymond

Price: $100.00

Publisher: NY, Ballantine: 1971

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 001239


NEAR FINE condition in NEAR FINE original wraps. SOFTCOVER. Mass Market Paperback. FIRST PRINTING, April 1971 from the series featuring cover art by famed artist TOM ADAMS. Square and tight in original classy pictorial paper wraps. Light toning to page edges with crease to front cover and spine. Private Detective Philip Marlowe. View more info

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THE HIGH WINDOW

By: CHANDLER, Raymond

Price: $100.00

Publisher: NY, Ballantine: 1971

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 001240


NEAR FINE condition in NEAR FINE original wraps. SOFTCOVER. Mass Market Paperback. FIRST PRINTING, April 1971 from the series featuring cover art by famed artist TOM ADAMS. Square and tight, in original classy pictorial paper wraps. Light toning to page edges, deep crease to front cover and medium crease to spine. Private Detective Philip Marlowe. View more info

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THE LITTLE SISTER

By: CHANDLER, Raymond

Price: $100.00

Publisher: NY, Ballantine: 1971

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 001241


NEAR FINE condition in NEAR FINE original wraps. SOFTCOVER. Mass Market Paperback. FIRST PRINTING, October 1971 from the series featuring cover art by famed artist TOM ADAMS. Square and tight in original classy pictorial paper wraps. Light toning to page edges, deep crease to front hinge and to spine. Private Detective Philip Marlowe. View more info

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THE LONG GOODBYE

By: CHANDLER, Raymond

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001242


NEAR FINE condition in GOOD dust jacket. HARDCOVER. 1954. FIRST EDITION, First Printing. Bound in blue and green cloth with green lettering. Wrapped in eerie stylized Walter H. Lorraine pictorial dust jacket. Square and tight, original price of $3.00 intact. Light toning and wear to board edges, plus speck of white on front cover and previous owner name and date in ink on front paste down. Dust jacket has some serious tears and chipping plus partial missing piece... View more info

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THE LITTLE SISTER

By: CHANDLER, Raymond

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001243


VERY GOOD condition in GOOD dust jacket. HARDCOVER. 1949. FIRST EDITION. Bound in blood-orange cloth with ultramarine lettering and image of nude-handle dagger on front cover. Surreal styled dust jacket is by famed artist BORIS ARTZYBASHEFF, original price of $2.50 is intact. One-half title page and title page appear to be bound tighter than rest of text block. Front hinge is weak from front-free endpaper through Chapter 1. A slight lean is apparent when held at ... View more info