First American edition of The Little Sister by Raymond Chandler.
Octavo, 249pp. Red cloth, title in blue on spine. No additional printings listed on copyright page. Solid text block, faint toning to endpapers, a near fine example. In publisher’s dust jacket, price-clipped, limited professional restoration along top edge, bright illustrations, a very good example. (Bruccoli A8.2.a)
Housed in a custom brown cloth clamshell with marbled interior.
Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) was a popular American-British crime and mystery writer. All but one of his seven novels have been made into movies, including The Little Sister (titled Marlowe) which was adapted in 1969. Ironically, Chandler was inspired by his general dislike of and experiences with Hollywood and the entertainment industry to write The Little Sister, which takes place in late 1940s Los Angeles.