Chandler Before Marlowe; Raymond Chandler's Early Prose and Poetry, 1908-1912

Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1973. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli. Foreword by Jacques Barzun. Limited to 495 copies. Fine in a Near Fine slipcase, two spots of white ink on the back edge. Quarter red leather with marbled paper on the boards. Square and firmly bound, clean internally. A collection of early writings by the master of hard-boiled detective fiction. According to Barzun's Foreword and Bruccoli's Editor's Note, these writings might not have the quality of Chandler's Marlowe works but they can help Chandler fans with, as Barzun puts it, "round out their picture of the man and his mind." Fine. Item #2473

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