Farewell, My Lovely

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940.

Price: $4,800.00

Hardcover. First edition. Lightly rubbed, near fine in very good dustwrapper with a chip on the front panel, some rubbing and short tears, and a faint, barely visible stain, but which is completely devoid of the restoration, repair, and sophistications usually visited upon copies of this title. The author's second book, basis for the 1944 film *Murder, My Sweet* directed by Edward Dmytryk, with Dick Powell as Philip Marlowe. Remade in 1975 by Dick Richards with Robert Mitchum.

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Farewell, My Lovely. Raymond CHANDLER.
Farewell, My Lovely

Raymond Chandler
birth name: Raymond Thornton Chandler
born: 7/23/1888
died: 3/26/1959
nationality: USA

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American author of detective fiction, creator of the private eye Philip Marlowe. Set in the Los Angeles area, Chandler's novels and short stories are esteemed (especially by European critics) as outstanding examples of regional writing. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literaturemore

Collecting tips:

Chandler's first four novels in fine jackets The Big Sleep (1939), Farewell, My Lovely (1940), The High Window (1942), and The Lady in the Lake (1943), are the book collecting equivalent of big game. However, while in the past, I would have said that a collector's patience might be rewarded, as nice copies would occasionally surface (even though they would command a premium), increasingly (or I guess decreasingly) we have either not been seeing jacketed copies at all, or have seen them in compromised condition. This has had the effect of elevating copies of his later works, which can occasionally be found, such The Little Sister, The Long Goodbye, and Killer in the Rain into hot commodities, and I suspect this trend will continue.

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