First Edition. W. A. Dwiggins dustjacket design. Novel of Hollywood, New York, and Mexico. Very Good plus with long gift inscription partly erased and slight cocking in Very Good plus price clipped dustjacket with shallow chipping to spine ends, darkening to spine and rear panel, splitting along lower rear spine edge, and light chipping to lower front panel.
Fine in Fine jacket. First Edition/First Printing 1948. A stunning fine copy in an unclipped ($3.00) and fine dustjacket--protected in Brodart jacket cover. One corner is lightly bumped and there is a very small bump to the bottom rear board--otherwise only mildly aged toned. A wonderfully collectable copy from the author of "The Postman Always Rings Twice" and "Mildred Pierce". A very clean unmarked copy.
1965, 1st edition, very good+ condition, small wear to edges of binding, with a very good dust jacket, minor rubbing to dust jacket extremities, minor closed tear to dust jacket edge, published by The Dial Press, New York, 233 pages. Murder mystery with a Professional Magician as the intended victim.
FINE IN A VERY GOOD+ D.J. Wilder's 1944 classic adaptation of "Double Indemnity, " a cornerstone of the film noir genre scripted by Wilder and Raymon. BOOK IS ABOUT FINE WITHOUT ANY MARKS TO THE BINDING OR THE TEXT OTHER THAN A PREVIOUS OWNER'S NAME ON THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER WITH JUST A TOUCH OF BLEACHING TO THE BOARDS' EDGES AND THE USUAL TONING OF THE WARTIME ERA PAPER STOCK. D.J. IS VERY GOOD WITH SOME LOSS AT THE ENDS OF THE SLIGHTLY FADED SPINE PANEL WITHOUT EFFECT TO THE SPINE TITLES, SMALL LOSS TO THE FORE-EDGE CORNERS WITH A NUMBER OF SHORT EDGE TEARS, SOME LIGHT SOIL TO THE WHITE REAR PANEL, AND IS NOT PRICE-CLIPPED. DESPITE NOTED FLAWS A VERY NICE CLEAN, BRIGHT, UNFADED COPY WITH NO REMAINDER MARK. Collects three novellas: "Double Indemnity, " "Career in C Major, " and "The Embezzler." The first was scripted by Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler and was to become a cornerstone of film noir genre after it's 1944 debut. "The Embezzler" was released as "Money and The Woman" in 1940 directed by William K. Howard.
Very Good. Signed Copy First edition copy. Collectible-Very Good. Good dust jacket. 1965, stated 1st printing, Dial. Signed and inscribed to 'Ethel' by Cain on front endpaper, she has then written an inscription on reverse to Roy Hoopes, journalist and Cain biographer, her name also in ink to front pastedown. Black cloth spine over purple paper covered boards. Light wear to spine ends. Interior is clean and sound. Dust jacket is edgeworn and rubbed. Rear panel yellowed at edges. 1/2 inch chip to jacket spine heel.
Acceptable. Signed Copy First edition copy. Collectible-Acceptable. No Dust Jacket 1937, stated 1st, Knopf. Signed and inscribed by Cain on front endpaper to Roy (and Cora) Hoopes, journalist and Cain biographer. Black cloth with silver. Corners and spine ends are worn. Covers lightly soiled. Slight spine slant. Interior is clean and binding sound but hinge is cracked in a few places.
*The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily REDUCED by 10% until Monday, Dec. 22. Order now for best savings* first edition, first printing; 314,  pp., original silver stamped black cloth (hardcover), nominal rubbing to bottom edge of the covers, else very good in a good purple & red dust jacket; the jacket is bright but price-clipped and edge worn. Photos available upon request.
Octavo, boards. First edition. Inscribed by Cain on the half title page: "To--/ with love, / & the hope (? )/ enjoy it/ Jim/ Hyattsville, Md/ July 8, 1975." Corners gently bumped, a near fine copy in very good dust jacket with some shelf wear to spine ends and corners with some associated very tiny closed tears. (#126978)
Good+ in Fine jacket. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. First edition. Hardcover. Good+/Fine. First edition, SIGNED and INSCRIBED. Black cloth, 8vo. Good+, slightly cocked, spine ends and corners bumped and frayed, eps foxed. Lacking dj. Front endpaper signed with a lengthy later inscription by author. In fine (facsimile) dust jacket, the red and purple variation. *
Very Good+ Spine slightly cocked. Slight wear to extremities. Previous owner's name in inkstamp to front free endpaper; The classic novel, filmed twice. A fine example of a source of noir film; 8vo; 188 pages.
Very Good. A Very good+ copy in a Vg. priceclipped '2nd. ' issue dj. (Stamped price of $2.50 at the bottom corner of the front dj. flap. Rear cover features a short essay by Cain. Gilt on spine rubbed. Exceedingly faint erasure on front endpaper. Bottom edge of cloth lightly shelfsoiled. A few chips at edges of dj. Short edge tears) Features the FIRST book appearance of "Double Indemnity."
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Book 1942 Knopf STATED FIRST edition of Cain's 4th novel and extremely scarce in this condition. The book is in VG/VG condition. The HB has bright red boards and vivid black lettering with no fading. There is a tiny bit of lean in the spine. Inside there is some age yellowing of the inside boards only with previous owner marks on the ffep. The text is very clean and bright. The DJ is mylar wrapped and price clipped. There is minimal wear with only some rubs along the edges and spine ends. There are various small slits and chips there too. An excellent copy of another Cain classic! **Brenbooks specializes in first edition mysteries and carries many CAIN firsts!
First Edition. W. A. Dwiggins dustjacket design. Novel of Hollywood, New York, and Mexico. Very Good, lower spine end bumped, private library impression at front free endpaper, in Very Good purple variant dustjacket, chipping at spine ends and lower front flap edge.
Slightly shelf-slanted; a few light spots to cloth; small ink name to pastedown; usual browning to preliminaries; in an attractive jacket with a little use to the extremities of the spine. 218 pp. 8vo,
Good. Signed Copy First edition copy. Collectible-Good. Good dust jacket. 1976, stated 1st printing, Mason Charter. Signed and inscribed on front endpaper by Cain to Roy (Hoopes), journalist and Cain biographer. Red cloth. Slight spine slant. Foxing spots to all edges of text block. Interior is clean and binding sound. Dust jacket is edgeworn, chipped and lightly soiled.
GIFT QUALITY. JACKET: TORN DJ. 5 X 7. The dj matches the original design published by Alfred A. Knopf. The dj is torn down spine, rubbed cover, lightly tanned, creased at spine. The book has light shelf wear, tanned fore edges and pages. Good binding, clean body and unmarked text. This copy was published the same year as the 1934 Knopf first edition. Jacket has same design as front cover of book. _PAB_
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