The Little Sister, Raymond Chandler
First American edition, first printing of Chandler's fifth novel, featuring private investigator Philip Marlowe's investigation of a missing persons case and blackmail scheme centered around a Hollywood starlet. In the first issue binding of deep orange cloth.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1949. Publisher's deep orange cloth stamped in blue to front board and spine; pp. (vi), 249. A near fine copy in an about very good, unclipped dust jacket. Binding firm with a slight lean, minimal wear to boards, internally clean. Jacket remains bright and vivid, showing some shelfwear with chipping to extremities, closed tear to back panel, protected in archival mylar.