Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Holy Chandler!

Raymond Chandler: Writer, celebrety and myster maestro once said, "I certainly admire people who do things." We do too, Raymond, we do too. That's why we were full of awe and admiration when Sotheby's annouced that they will be actioning off a collection of Chandler's works, including a copy of "The Big Sleep," inscribed to his wife Cissy (reading "For Cissy, who wants something much better, but was pleased even with this.").

Another copy of "The Big Sleep" also for sale is dedicated to Chandler himself and reads "For me without my compliments," a sentence so snarky chic that my little heart can barely stand it.

The auction also brags a copy of the original Bond novel, "Goldfinger," inscribed by Ian Fleming to Chandler, and James M. Cain's novel "Three of a Kind" with a personal note to Chandler.

Here's a hint to all those mysterious boyfriends out there: Forget the diamonds, Chandlers are a girl's best friend. The Auction will be held on Dec 13th in New York City.

Check out the full article has been circulating the Mysterious Bookshop office all day, don't miss it! (via The New York Times)


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