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The Far Side of the Dollar [Signed Working Galleys]
NY: Knopf. 1965. A working set of galleys for one of Macdonald's Lew Archer novels. Long galley sheets, with copyeditor's marks throughout. Signed by Macdonald, both as Macdonald and as Kenneth Millar. These were the printer's proofs, stamped on each sheet with the name of the printer -- the Haddon Craftsmen -- and a request that the set be returned (to the printer) with corrections marked on it. The stamp is dated August 14, 1964. Three handwritten acknowledgements on the first galley sheet are initialed by three different editors and dated August 21, 24, and 26. The book was published in 1965. Approximately 6-1/2" x 24", folded once. Edge wear to top sheet; near fine. The Lew Archer novels inherited the mantle from Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe series as the most highly literary of the hardboiled genre. Rare. . First Edition.
Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA
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