Raymond Chandler. The Long Goodbye. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1954. First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Harry [--], / with my best wishes / Raymond Chandler / La Jolla June 22, 1954." Octavo (8 x 5.25 inches; 205 x 135 mm.). [iv], 316 pages. Publisher's two-color cloth, backstrip and half of boards covered in light blue cloth, with other half of boards in light yellowish green cloth, spine and front board lettered in dark green; top edge stained dark green; in original dust jacket. Spine just barely askew; backstrip only a shade dulled; board edges rubbed. Light spotting to topstain; faint offsetting to front endpapers, partially occupying same area as inscription. Dust jacket spine ends worn with small chip to crown; some light wear to edges and folds with a few nicks and some very minor creasing; occasional interior wear causing some very minor color loss, mostly to spine panel; a short closed tear to bottom edge of front panel and to the top edge of the rear panel. Still, very good or better, housed in a custom clamshell case. Bruccoli A10.2.a. Winner of the 1955 Edgar Award for best novel. Source material for the 1973 film by Robert Altman starring Eliott Gould as Philip Marlowe. From the KoKo Collection.

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