50. Chandler (Raymond) Farewell, my Lovely, first edition, light browning to endpapers, original cloth, spine very slightly faded, otherwise excellent, dust-jacket, spine a little browned, slightly chipped at spine ends and corners, short tear and crease to upper panel, light worming to fore-edges, still a very good copy, preserved in custom drop-back box, 8vo, New York, 1940.
'My whole career is based on the idea that the formula doesn't matter, the thing that counts is what you do with the formula; that is to say, it is a matter of style.' Raymond Chandler.
est. £3000 – £4000
Like many of Chandler's novels Farewell My Lovely was created by the merging of three short stories. As the plots became more convoluted Chandler began to abandon the various strands of the stories and focused instead upon creating an atmosphere through the style.