Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1946. First Thus. Small Octavo, 165 pages, VG-/G+; Split orange/green spine with black/white picture and alternating black and white lettering; Dustjacket (in a protective mylar cover) has substantial creases to top-third of the front cover, small stain on front cover at author's name, minor edgewear to bottom, a closed tear to the top of the back cover, and small chips at the top of front cover and at head of spine; Boards show minimal wear to head an tail of spine; Textblock has a dark even age-toning throughout, more pronounced at edges; Illustrated with eight film-stills from the 1946 film; Front pastedown and ffep feature a collage of stills as well; CX consignment; shelved case 6.
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Chandler's "The Big Sleep" was originally published in 1939 by Alfred A. Knopf. The Forum Motion Picture Edition was released in June 1946 as a tie-in to the August release of Howard Hawks' classic film adaptation starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.;