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Easton Press, The Raymond Chandler Collection, Leather Bound Collector's Editions, Complete Matching 3 Vol. (Very Fine)
Easton Press, The Raymond Chandler Collection, Leather Bound Collector's Editions, Complete Matching 3 Vol. Set (Very Fine)

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Condition: Three volumes in unread very fine condition. No blemishes or any other damage. The books have tight spines, and free of markings, writings, or stamps. No attached book plates or indication of any removed. Sharp corners.

Edition: Easton Press (2003)
Binding: Full Genuine Leather
Illustrator: Complete Matching 3 Vol. Set
Dimensions: Very Fine

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Product Code: 470-119

Easton Press, Norwalk, CT. 2003. The Raymond Chandler Collection featuring "Farewell, My Lovely", "The Long Goodbye", and "The Big Sleep". Leather Bound Collector's Editions in 3 matching volumes. Full genuine leather in dark blue with decorative bindings, hubbed spines, gilded page edges, and color frontispieces. Three beautiful heirloom editions for the discerning collector. The books measure approximately 9"x6".

About Raymond Chandler

Raymond Thornton Chandler (July 23, 1888 March 26, 1959) was an American novelist and screenwriter.

In 1932, at age forty-four, Raymond Chandler decided to become a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Depression. His first short story, "Blackmailers Don't Shoot", was published in 1933 in Black Mask, a popular pulp magazine. His first novel, The Big Sleep, was published in 1939. In addition to his short stories, Chandler published just seven full novels during his lifetime (though an eighth in progress at his death was completed by Robert B. Parker). All but Playback have been realized into motion pictures, some several times. In the year before he died, he was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America. He died on March 26, 1959, in La Jolla, California.

Chandler had an immense stylistic influence on American popular literature, and is considered by many to be a founder, along with Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain and other Black Mask writers, of the hard-boiled school of detective fiction. His protagonist, Philip Marlowe, along with Hammett's Sam Spade, is considered by some to be synonymous with "private detective," both having been played on screen by Humphrey Bogart, whom many considered to be the quintessential Marlowe.

Some of Chandler's novels are considered to be important literary works, and three are often considered to be masterpieces: Farewell, My Lovely (1940), The Little Sister (1949), and The Long Goodbye (1953). The Long Goodbye is praised within an anthology of American crime stories as "arguably the first book since Hammett's The Glass Key, published more than twenty years earlier, to qualify as a serious and significant mainstream novel that just happened to possess elements of mystery".

Includes all the classic Easton Press qualities:

* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations

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