Lot 91 of 565:
Raymond Chandler Simple Art of Murder, 1st Ed.  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$360
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
The Simple Art of Murder
Author:
Chandler, Raymond
Place:
Boston
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Company
Date:
1950
Description:

(8vo) original tan cloth, dust jacket designed by Artzybasheff. First Edition.

Concluded by the famous Atlantic Monthly essay of the same name, in which he argues the virtues of the hard-boiled detective novel, this collection mostly drawn from stories he wrote for the pulps demonstrates Chandler's imaginative, entertaining facility with the form. Bruccoli A9.1.a.

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Condition:
Chips and tears to price-clipped jacket, spine darkened, a few creases, stain on spine panel affecting title; hint of a lean to spine, small bump at head of spine; about near fine in very good jacket.
 
Item number:
303090
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