52. Chandler (Raymond) The Lady in the Lake, first edition, original cloth, very light spots to upper joint, slight bumping to spine-ends, dust-jacket, very minor repairs to foot of spine, light surface soiling to lower panel, slight rubbing to extremities, near-fine overall, preserved in custom drop-back box, 8vo, New York, 1943.
est. £3000 – £4000
The Lady in the Lake took Chandler 4 years to complete. Eventually released to critical acclaim, it became his best seller to date.