The Short Goodbye. (Being an Excerpted, Expunged & Expurgated Rendition of Mr. Chandler's Novel The Long Goodbye)

By: Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) and Lisa Rappoport

Price: $450.00

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Book Condition: Collectible: Like New


Folio. 12 1/4 x 8 3/8 inches. Unpaginated. [16] pp. Half-title, black-and-white photographic frontispiece, the text is laid out such that the text forms shapes related to the stories with 4 typographic ornaments of various colors in the text; text clean, unmarked. Metallic black and silver covers with 3 9mm pistol holes in the front cover which is titled in black, printed paper spine label, Hahnemuhle Bugra Butten end-papers; binding square and tight. SIGNED by Lisa Rappoport on the colophon. 1019-002. Fine. LIMITED EDITION of 53 numbered copies, this is Number 43, designed and printed by Lisa Rappoport using handset Glamour Light, Shadow, Centaur, and Arrighi types printed on dampened Rives de Lin paper. Each sentence in the The Short Goodbye is borrowed from Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye and playfully arranged typographically to illustrate the text. Quotes about coffee, whiskey, guns, lips, eyes, sex, and gimlets have been formatted into thematic typographic shapes. This condensed version of The Long Goodbye comments on the language and attitudes of the original. Lisa Rappoport is the proprietress of the Littoral Press which focuses on poetry but takes on commissions to produce many other types of printed matter. She teaches at the San Francisco Center for the Book. Copies of this title are to be found at the Museum of Fine Art Boston, Hunt Memorial Library Artist Book Collection, Stanford University Green Library, the Lilly Library, the Bancroft Library, and others; it received the Alastair Johnston Fine Press Award (2011) and honorable mention in the Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design (2012)

Title: The Short Goodbye. (Being an Excerpted, Expunged & Expurgated Rendition of Mr. Chandler's Novel The Long Goodbye)

Author Name: Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) and Lisa Rappoport

Illustrator: Lisa Rappoport

Categories: BIB-WEEK-VBF,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Oakland, CA, Littoral Press: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1019-002

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