World, 1944. 5th or later Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Very Good. Item #1609020
First edition thus, inscribed by Raymond Chandler on the half title page. "For Dick Snyder / with best wishes / Raymond Chandler / La Jolla / Feb 20 / 1948." Binding slightly shaken, but without cracks to hinges, cloth is rubbed and worn, slightly faded at spine, with scattered spotting to panels, and three small nicks, text edges tanned, as is common with books from this publisher. Very good dust jacket supplied. The first omnibus edition of any of Chandler's books, collecting his first two novels, and pre-dating the Black Widow Thriller edition of either title by one year. Bruccoli A1.5.a. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.