New York, NY: Alfred Knopf, 1940. [Crime novel] FIRST EDITION. Small Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.[viii]; 275; , blank; , 'Note'. Publisher's russet cloth blocked in blue, dark blue top edge. A clean copy of the book with no inscriptions, very faint scuff to pastedown, tiny bookplate to rear pastedown, joints a little rubbed, minor wear to binding. Very good indeed. The famous hard-boiled detective novel featuring the wisecracking, hard-drinking private eye Philip Marlowe. Item #53055
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