Raymond Chandler – The Simple Art Of Murder – First Edition 1950

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Raymond Chandler – The Simple Art Of Murder – First Edition 1950

£375.00

Out of stock

£375.00

First edition, first printing. Published by Hamish Hamilton in London, 1950. This is a very good copy. The dust wrapper is finely illustrated by CW Bacon and has some notable wear. While it has not been price clipped, the top and tail edges of the wrapper are with some slight chipping. The edges are rubbed and the corners are also slightly worn. The front panel remains bright and clean, however. The boards, bound in the publishers cloth, are bright, clean and sharp at the edges. The internals are generally clean, however there is a small neat previous owners inscription to the front fly and some mild spots of browning to the edges. The text blocks are also mildly foxed but clean aside from this. Overall, this is a very good copy.
The title of several quasi-connected publications: The first, and arguably best-known, is a critical essay on detective fiction, originally published in The Atlantic Monthly in December 1944.


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First edition, first printing. Published by Hamish Hamilton in London, 1950. This is a very good copy. The dust wrapper is finely illustrated by CW Bacon and has some notable wear. While it has not been price clipped, the top and tail edges of the wrapper are with some slight chipping. The edges are rubbed and the corners are also slightly worn. The front panel remains bright and clean, however. The boards, bound in the publishers cloth, are bright, clean and sharp at the edges. The internals are generally clean, however there is a small neat previous owners inscription to the front fly and some mild spots of browning to the edges. The text blocks are also mildly foxed but clean aside from this. Overall, this is a very good copy.
The title of several quasi-connected publications: The first, and arguably best-known, is a critical essay on detective fiction, originally published in The Atlantic Monthly in December 1944.