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The Big Sleep


Published by New York Knopf 1939, 1939
Soft cover
From James Pepper Rare Books, Inc., ABAA (Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A.)

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First Edition. Advance reading copy in specially printed wrappers. The front cover reads: ÒIN 1929 WE GAVE YOU HAMMETT, IN 1934 WE GAVE YOU CAIN, IN 1939 WE GIVE YOU RAY CHANDLER AND THE BIG SLEEP. We predict that The Big Sleep will duplicate the success of The Thin Man and The Postman Always Rings Twice, and will promote it and advertise it accordingly. Read this copy now for your pleasureÓ. Paperbound. Some restoration to the spine by an expert paper conservationist, some rubbing, dust-soiling, and general wear as usual, else very good. Enclosed in a custom cloth box. Bookseller Inventory # 11039J

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Title: The Big Sleep

Publisher: New York Knopf 1939

Publication Date: 1939

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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Staff: James Pepper, Rebecca Traver, Deborah Sanford. Member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America

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TERMS: Our Telephone Number is 805-963-1025. Our address is James Pepper Rare Books, Inc., 3463 State Street, Suite 271, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Our email address is We have an answering machine for telephone messages outside of business hours. California residents must add state sales tax

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