99 Novels: The Best in English Since 1939, p. 63: "Chandler is a serious writer, an original stylist, creator of a character, Philip Marlow, as immortal as Sherlock Holmes... This is perhaps the best of the Philip Marlowe series..."" /> CHANDLER, RAYMOND. The Long Goodbye. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1954. <I>8vo, original blue and green cloth (spine just a trifle faded); pictorial dust jacket (a little worn at some edges); brown morocco slipcase.</I> First American Edition (following the English by almost four months), INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on front free endpaper to Donald Yates: "With Kindest regards Raymond Chandler" (with Yates' ownership signature at top). Bruccoli A10.2.a; Anthony Burgess, <I>99 Novels: The Best in English Since 1939,</I> p. 63: "Chandler is a serious writer, an original stylist, creator of a character, Philip Marlow, as immortal as Sherlock Holmes... This is perhaps the best of the Philip Marlowe series..." | Christie's