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Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2003. Octavo, 292 pages; VG; fully bound in fine genuine blue leather, paneled spine has gilt tooling and lettering, front cover has profuse gilt tooling; binding has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges, pages have gilt along the edges of the text block; silk endpapers; contains a silk ribbon; contains an ex libris plate on the inside of the front cover; shelved Easton press.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1945. First thus. VG-/None slim 16mo in blue buckram, title in faded gilt on spine. Spine cocked, hinges sound. light soil to flat boards, corners bumped. Text-block dyed red. Endpapers chemical stained. Pages clean, flat and bright, save for coffee stain mid margin, pgs. 60 to 65 inclusive. May 1945 issue. shelve Firsts Case.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1949. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 249 pages; VG-/G+; multi-colored illustrated spine, white/yellow text; jacket has protective mylar cover, peeling and tape residue on inside flaps, rubbing, chipping around edges, back of flap has been colored with black marker to try to hide chipping, slight peeling on back; boards are strong, rubbing and staining around edges, minor fraying at spine tail, spine slightly cocked; textblock has edgewear, age toning, some spotting throughout, peeling on pastedowns, small stamp on front pastedown, writing on front endpaper, tape residue on both endpapers, text clean, binding strong; FLP Collection; shelved case 6, Dupont.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1950. First Edition. 8vo., 533pp.; VG-/G-; spine blue/green pictorial with black and yellow lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$3.50'; dust jacket has chipping along hinges, corners, head and tail of spine; dust jacket has separated completely along the rear spine fold, then inexpertly repaired with tape along the inside of the jacket, with some staining from tape present; boards shaken; top edge of text block stained; sun fading to spine of dust jacket and upper edge of boards; LP consignment; shelved case 6.
New York: The Modern Library, 1967. Octavo; G/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, white with blue, red, and purple print; DJ has light tears at top fo spine, edgewear, light shelfwear, price-clipped; Boards in green cloth with gold print, light wear to corners and spine caps, crease to front, bump at center of rear fore edge; Text block has shaken binding, else clean and tight; 438 pages.
Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, 1946. First Printing. 10mo; pp 165; G/G-; black/orange/green spine with ivory and black text; dust jacket shows noticeable shelf wear to exterior; some chips to edges; mylar wraps; cloth has slight white smudges to front; other mild wear to exterior; rubbed corners; sturdy boards; text block has age toned pages; deckled fore edge; pictorial endpapers of scene from the Warner Brothers film, The Big Sleep, 1946; frontispiece;.