4-page, 8vo, leaflet printed on blue paper. Chandler has typed in a list of his books and the periodicals to which he has contributed, his address, etc., and his name (he has written in "Thornton," his rarely used middle name, in block letters); under "Pen-name (if any)" Chandler has written "None," and under "Occupation other than Authorship" he has added "Screenwriting." [With:] Two typed letters signed ("Raymond Chandler") to Denys Kilham Roberts of the Society, La Jolla, 29 December 1947 and 14 January 1948. Together 2 pages, 4to on his imprinted stationery. Cover letters regarding the application: "...I note you remark that non-British members cannot expect the Society to concern itself with any trouble they may get into in their own countries. What startles me about this is the implication that the Society would concern itself with the troubles of its members in Great Britain. I have been a member of The Authors League of America, Inc., for many years and it would never occur to me to ask them for help." Together 3 items. (3) " /> CHANDLER, Raymond (1888-1959). "Application for Election to Membership" in The Incorporated Society of Authors, Playwrights and Composers in London, filled out in pen (blue ink) and in typewriter by Chandler and boldly signed by him twice ("Raymond Chandler"), La Jolla, California, 20 January 1948. <I>4-page, 8vo, leaflet printed on blue paper</I>. Chandler has typed in a list of his books and the periodicals to which he has contributed, his address, etc., and his name (he has written in "Thornton," his rarely used middle name, in block letters); under "Pen-name (if any)" Chandler has written "None," and under "Occupation other than Authorship" he has added "Screenwriting." [<I>With</I>:] Two typed letters signed ("Raymond Chandler") to Denys Kilham Roberts of the Society, La Jolla, 29 December 1947 and 14 January 1948. <I> Together 2 pages, 4to on his imprinted stationery</I>. Cover letters regarding the application: "...I note you remark that non-British members cannot expect the Society to concern itself with any trouble they may get into in their own countries. What startles me about this is the implication that the Society would concern itself with the troubles of its members in Great Britain. I have been a member of The Authors League of America, Inc., for many years and it would never occur to me to ask them for help." Together 3 items. (3) | Christie's