"Shocks and Thrills Aplenty Lie Ahead"Raymond Chandler. Farewell, My Lovely. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940.
First edition, first printing, of Raymond Chandler's second Philip Marlowe novel. Octavo (7.375 x 5 inches; 187 x 127 mm.). , 275, [1, blank], [1, colophon], [3, blank] pages.
Publisher's medium reddish orange cloth decoratively stamped and lettered in deep blue on covers and spine. Top edge stained dark blue. Minimal rubbing to extremities. A fine copy. In the publisher's reddish brown pictorial dust jacket. The jacket has minimal edgewear, a tiny split at the lower edge of the front flap fold, and some slight browning, especially noticeable on the verso, but is totally untouched.
"Shocks and thrills aplenty lie ahead in this fast, close-knit, and utterly hard-boiled story of murder, extortion, and assorted rackets and depravities on the criminal fringes of Los Angeles. Readers of The Big Sleep know what to expect of Mr. Chandler; all others have a real experience in store" (rear panel of jacket).
"In The Big Sleep Mr. Chandler gave notice that a new star had arrived in the field of murder-mystery fiction; in this new book he proves that he is a star of the first magnitude" (front flap of jacket).
"The text of this book is set in Caledonia, a new Linotype face designed by W. A. Dwiggins...The book was composed, printed, and bound by H. Wolff, New York " (colophon).
A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone.
Bruccoli, Chandler, A2.1.a.
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