London: The Folio Society. 1989 . Later Printing. Hardcover. Fourth Impression, 2007. Octavo, original pictorial cloth. 183 pp. Frontispiece plus seven additional full-page black & white plates by Grandfield. A fine copy in slipcase. Fine in slipcase. Item #312640
¶ Originally published in 1939, THE BIG SLEEP is a hardboiled crime novel, the first to feature the detective Philip Marlowe. Basis for the 1946 American film noir directed by Howard Hawks & starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.