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Title: Chandler, Raymond
Place Published: The Lady in the Lake
Publisher:New York
Date Published: Alfred A. Knopf
Description: 1943

(8vo) original green cloth. First Edition.

Scarce first edition of Chandler's fourth book with only 6,000 copies produced. Features the private eye Philip Marlowe in Chandler's famous and popular hard-boiled mystery series, which helped redefine the entire mystery genre. Chandler's books have become true classics and read as much for their vivid descriptions of Los Angeles in the 1930's and 1940's as for their complicated and engaging plots. "The Lady in the Lake" was published under paper restrictions for the war effort and therefore makes this a much more difficult title to find in collectible condition. Bruccoli, IV-1a.


Rubbing at ends of somewhat sunned spine, stains and soiling to cloth; toning to endpapers, edges, and margins; very good.

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The Lady in the Lake 1st ed.

Estimate $200 - $300Oct 18, 2018
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
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