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1 BURKE, JAMES LEE The Convict
Baton Rouge Louisiana State University Press 1985 
First Edition of Burke's Rarest Book. Very fine fresh copy in a very fine dust jacket. Lovely copy of a book published in an edition of only 500 copies in hardcover, most of which went to libraries for circulation. 
Price: 4500.00 USD
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2 CELINE, LOUIS FERDINAND Death On the Installment Plan
Boston Little Brown 1938 
First Edition - American. Fine clean copy without dust jacket. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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3 CHANDLER, RAYMOND The Finger Man
New York Avon 1946 
First Edition. Paperback original. Spine is creased and chipped, a good copy. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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4 CHANDLER, RAYMOND The Lady In The Lake
New York Knopf 1943 
First Edition. Bound in emerald green morocco leather with gilt-tooled and decoratively stamped spine, ruled and gilt-tooled covers, with gilt-decorated edges. A very handsome example of Raymond Chandler's classic mystery. The basis of the classic 1947 MGM film starring Robert Montgomery as Philip Marlowe. Jacques Barzun & Wendell Hertig Taylor in their classic work, A Catalogue of Crime, go even further, remarking that The Lady In the Lake is a “superb tale” which “moves through a maze of puzzles and disclosures to its perfect conclusion. Marlowe makes a greater use of physical clues and ratiocination in this exploit that in any other. It is Chandler's masterpiece and true detection.” 
Price: 2000.00 USD
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5 CHANDLER, RAYMOND The Long Goodbye
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1954 
First Edition - American. A very good copy in a very good prce-clipped dust jacket. The corners of the book somewhat bumped. A few tiny traces of soiling at margins in text, Shelfwear to dust jacket which has been mended by a paper conservationist. Some rubbing and shelfwear evident on rear panel. 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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6 CHANDLER, RAYMOND The Notebooks of Raymond Chandler and English Summer--A Gothic Romance. Illustrated by Edward Gorey
New York Ecco Press 1976 
First Edition. Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7 HIMES, CHESTER Dare-dare
Paris Gallimard 1959 
True First Edition of Run, Man, Run published in French before its much later publication in English. Paperbound. Ownership inscription. Very good 
Price: 225.00 USD
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