Description

    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.



    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Books - Small (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2017
    14th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 413

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 May 11 Space Exploration - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The department director has the heart of a true and highly knowledgeable collector with the business acumen of someone who has been not only successful but has decades of an impeccable track record
    David Greenburg,
    Chicago, IL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 November 10 Space Exploration - Dallas
    2017 November 10 Space Exploration - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $852,131