1950 The Simple Art of Murder
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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
The first UK edition, first impression of this short story collection from best selling author of hard-boiled detective fiction, Raymond Chandler. In the publisher's original price unclipped dust wrapper.
Chandler's collection contains eight of the author's stories, pre-dating his widely praised first novel, 'The Big Sleep'.
Present in this smart first edition volume are Finger Man, Smart-Aleck Kill, Pick-up on Noon Street, The King in Yellow, Pearls Are a Nuisance, Nevada Gas, Spanish Blood and The Simple Art of Murder.
In the publisher's original cloth binding, with price unclipped dust wrapper. Externally, fine. Adhesive tape - age toned - to perimeters of each segment of the dust wrapper. Small losses to back strip head and tail, and tail of front wrap. Further tape repairs to dust wrapper reverse. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright.
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