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SA Auction #86 begins on 22 Oct 2020

US Auction #4 begins on 08 Oct 2020

Raymond Chandler


Published: Hamish Hamilton, London, 1953

Edition: 1st.

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The correct first edition of this Chandler highspot - preceding publication in the US by a year. A just about fine clean unfoxed and unmarked copy. In a very good somewhat worn unclipped dustwrapper which has moderate wear and some chips and tears, most notably an 8mm. defect at the top of the spine. There are several internal archival tape repairs. A couple of older tape repairs have been removed but this has left some staining, mostly internal, but one has bled through to the lower edge of the rear panel. (see images of both sides of the dustwrapper).

  • Jacket Condition: About Very Good
  • Binding Condition: Very Good Plus
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 8vo.
  • Sold By: Ronald Levine - Modern First Editions
  • Contact Person: Ronald Levine
  • Country: South Africa
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