Title: THE BIG SLEEP
Publisher: Arion Press
Publication Date: 1986
Binding: Hard Cover
Illustrator: Lou Stoumen
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition, Thus
Chandler, Raymond. THE BIG SLEEP. San Francisco: Arion Press, 1986. With an introductory essay by Lawrence Clark Powell, illustrated with 40 photographs by Lou Stoumen, 1986. For the third in its series of classic detective novels, the Arion Press selected photographer Lou Stoumen to visualize the rich girls, hoodlums, and petty grifters with whom Chandler peopled Los Angeles in the 1940s. The characters were costumed and posed in the manner of motion picture publicity stills. The resulting photographs depict crucial events in the story. 10 by 8 inches, 252 pages. The type is Monotype Scotch Roman for the text with handset Futura Black for display, printed in two colors by letterpress on Mohawk Superfine, with the illustrations printed by photo-lithography in blue-black duotone with varnish. Bound in beveled Plexiglas boards and curved Plexiglas spine, with silkscreened titling and decoration. A Fine copy, almost as new. From a limited edition of only 400 copies total. Included: a reading copy of the 1989 North Point Press Trade Edition in dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 001451
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