NY: Knopf, (1940).
First Edition of Chandler's second novel, a Haycraft-Queen Cornerstoneand basis for three film adaptations. A tight, square, absolutely fine copy in a brilliant example of the dust jacket with only the most miniscule light edge rubbing and some very tiny nicks. Presented in a custom cloth clamshell box. A true collector's copy. Basis for the hit 1944 film of the same name, now of course a cult high favorite.. Item #10131