Chandler Before Marlowe: Raymond Chandler's Early Prose and Poetry, 1908-1912. Raymond Chandler, Matthew J. Bruccoli, Jacques Barzun.
Chandler Before Marlowe: Raymond Chandler's Early Prose and Poetry, 1908-1912

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

Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1973. First printing. Hardcover. Limited first edition, 1973--hand-numbered 420 (out of 499 printed thus). Deluxe binding, red leather-backed marbled boards in leather slipcase, 109 pp., clean unmarked text, Near Fine copy in Near Fine slipcase. Inscribed in ink on the front pastedown by 14 people who assisted in the publication. Also signed on the Editor's Preface page by editor Matthew J. Bruccoli. Matthew Joseph Bruccoli (1931-2008) was the foremost F. Scott Fitzgerald scholar and bibliographer of his time. Additionally, he wrote on, and edited critical editions of Hemingway, Hammett, Cozzens, Thomas Wolfe, John O'Hara, and Vladimir Nabokov. He studied bibliography under the tutelage of Fredson Bowers and worked with Jacob Blanck on the Bibliography of American Literature. He was responsible for the republication and rediscovery of dozens of forgotten American novels, and went on to be the editor and publisher of the 400+ volume Dictionary of Literary Biography, and was the chief editor of the University of Pittsburgh Press bibliography series. Near Fine / near fine. Item #s0008203
ISBN: 0872492834

Price: $112.50