• 1. Three of a Kind

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Dust jacket in good condition. First edition, first printing. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Dustjacket is price-clipped and shows some minor chipping and light rubbing along edges and corners but is otherwise clean and intact. Previous retailer's sticker on rear panel of jacket. Binding is tight and pages are crisp and free of markings. An attractive copy with moderate signs of previous use. Book looks great in included mylar dustjacket ... See More Details

    Knopf

    Hardcover, Good

    Green Earth Books

    BEST

    Portland, OR, USA

    $150.00

  • 2. The Root of His Evil

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Small octavo in black hardcovers with black illustrated DJ in brodart; VG/VG; spine pale blue with black and red letters; DJ with minimal shelf wear; binding strong; tiny stamped mark inside front cover; paper and text in good condition; pp. 190; shelved in Case # 2. Dupont. See More Details

    1954, Robert Hale Ltd

    Hardcover, Very Good

    Second Story Books

    HIGH

    Rockville, MD, USA

    $150.00

  • 3. Past All Dishonor

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Dust Jacket Included. DUST JACKET (UNCLIPPED; FEW NICKS) FIRST EDITION VERY GOOD-FINE, FRESH COPY. See More Details

    1946, NEW YORK, KNOPF, 1946

    Hardcover, Very Good

    George Houle

    HIGH

    Palm Springs, CA, USA

    $150.00

  • 4. Mildred Pierce

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: VG. Octavo. Green cloth covered boards and spine with shiny gilt lettering on the spine. Light bumping at the head and tail of the spine with a couple 1/8" closed tears in the cloth. Light bumping at the corners has left the tips bent inward. White endpapers. There are two rectangular, outline markings, one on the front endpaper and a second on the free front endpaper that look like glue residue-they can be seen but not felt. Front hinge of the book is cracked just before the half title page ... See More Details

    1941, Alfred A. Knopf

    Hardcover, Very Good

    Printed Garden, Booksellers

    HIGH

    Sandy, UT, USA

    $150.00

  • 5. The Moth

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Small ink name and date on front free endpaper; else a very nice copy in an attractive jacket with some very slight edge wear. 373 pp. 8vo, See More Details

    1948, Alfred A. Knopf

    publisher's cloth in dust jacket.

    Jeffrey Marks Rare Books, ABAA

    HIGH

    Rochester, NY, USA

    $150.00

  • 6. Love's Lovely Counterfeit

    by Cain, James M

     

    Seller Description: Very good in very good dust jacket. First Edition stated. "The story is of a man and two women mixed up in some dirty business in a small American city". Very Good, mild cocking, in Very Good dustjacket, mild soiling. See More Details

    1942, Alfred A. Knopf

    Hardcover, Very Good

    Babylon Revisited Rare Books

    POOR

    Northampton, MA, USA

    $150.00

  • 7. Mildred Pierce

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Cain's third novel, a story of "the great American institution that never gets mentioned on the Fourth of July, a grass widow with two small children to support" (Hoopes, p.305). Basis for the 1945 film noir directed by Michael Curtiz, starring Joan Crawford, as well as a more recent adaptation-a 2011 HBO mini-series starring Kate Winslett, Guy Pearce, and Evan Rachel Wood. HANNA 559; BAIRD 376. First Printing. Octavo; teal cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt on spine; gray ... See More Details

    1941, Alfred A. Knopf

    Hardcover

    Lorne Bair Rare Books

    HIGH

    Winchester, VA, USA

    $165.00

  • 8. Three of a Kind

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: 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, ... See More Details

    1943, ROBERT HALE LIMITED

    HARDCOVER, Fine/Like New

    JOHN LUTSCHAK BOOKS

    BEST

    BURLINGTON, WI, USA

    $175.00

  • 9. The Postman Always Rings Twice

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: 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. See More Details

    1934, Alfred A. Knopf

    Hardcover, Very Good

    CTrarebooks

    POOR

    Westport, CT, USA

    $192.79

  • 10. Serenade

    by James M. Cain

     

    Seller Description: First edition, first printing; 314, [1] 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. See More Details

    1937, NY: Knopf

    ISBN-13: 9780404615024

    Hardcover, Good

    Zubal Books

    BEST

    Cleveland, OH, USA

    $196.22

  • 11. The Moth

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: First edition. Fine in a near fine, lightly tanned dust jacket with just two shallow chips to head of spine and one to the top right corner. A very nice copy. See More Details

    1948, Alfred A. Knopf,

    Hardcover, Fine/Like New

    Quill & Brush, Inc.

    BEST

    Dickerson, MD, USA

    $200.00

  • 12. The Moth

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: First Edition. 8vo. A fine copy (grey cloth variant), top edge stained green, in fine dustwrapper showing minimal use. An extremely good copy. See More Details

    1948, Alfred A. Knopf

    Hardcover, Good

    TBCL Book Collector's Library

    AVERAGE

    Montreal, QC, CANADA

    $203.00

  • 13. Serenade

    by Cain, James M

     

    Seller Description: 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. * See More Details

    1937, Alfred A. Knopf

    Hardcover, Good

    Denominator Books (IOBA)

    LOW

    Winnetka, IL, USA

    $220.00

  • 14. The Institute

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: First Edition. INSCRIBED by Cain on the front endpaper: "To Bob Rosen: / Who can really dream up a dream, with all my best [and] the hope he enjoys it / Jim / (James M Cain) / Hyattsville, MD / January 24, 1977." Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Light foxing to the tope page edge. Jacket is nicked at the extremities, with a couple of small closed tears. See More Details

    1976, Mason / Charter

    Hardcover, Very Good

    Royal Books, Inc, ABAA, ILAB

    BEST

    Baltimore, MD, USA

    $225.00

  • 15. Serenade

    by James M. Cain

     

    Seller Description: New in Fair jacket. A clean, fairly tight, square book with age toned pages on the front text block. The dust jacket is moderately edge worn with one, one inch closed tear and one, one inch open tear. First Edition. See More Details

    1981, Knopf

    ISBN-13: 9780330263412

    Hardcover, New

    Bartleby's Vermont

    HIGH

    Wilmington, VT, USA

    $225.00

  • 16. Serenade

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: NF in VG jacket. See More Details

    1937, Knopf

    Hardcover, Very Good

    ManofBooks

    HIGH

    Washington, DC, USA

    $225.00

  • 17. Love's Lovely Counterfeit

    by James M. Cain

     

    Seller Description: 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 ... See More Details

    1942, Alfred A. Knopf

    Hardcover, Very Good

    Bren-Books.Com

    AVERAGE

    Rockville, MD, USA

    $240.00

  • 18. Love's Lovely Counterfeit

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: 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, See More Details

    1942, Alfred A. Knopf

    original cloth in dust jacket.

    Jeffrey Marks Rare Books, ABAA

    HIGH

    Rochester, NY, USA

    $250.00

  • 19. Serenade

    by Cain, James M

     

    Seller Description: 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. See More Details

    1937, Alfred A. Knopf

    Hardcover, Very Good

    Babylon Revisited Rare Books

    POOR

    Northampton, MA, USA

    $250.00

  • 20. Love's Lovely Counterfeit

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Very Good. First edition. 218 pp. with printer's note at end. Red cloth with black lettering, red top stain. Near Fine in Very Good+ price-clipped dust jacket. Very slight lean to spine. jacket spine panel a bit darkened, light edge wear. A nice copy of the author's fourth novel, which was the basis of the 1956 film noir Slightly Scarlet. See More Details

    1942, Alfred A. Knopf

    Hardcover, Very Good

    Burnside Rare Books

    BEST

    Portland, OR, USA

    $275.00

  • 21. Serenade

    by James M. Cain

     

    Seller Description: Very Fine in Very Good jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7"-9" tall. Very fine copy. Owners stamp on front pastedown. Ink name. Very goog jacket. Loss at crown and heel. Couple of minor chips top back panel. Author's Rare Second Book. Nice copy. See More Details

    1937, Knopf

    Decorative Cloth, Fine/Like New

    Jeff Bergman Books ABAA/ILAB

    BEST

    Fort Lee, NJ, USA

    $295.00

  • 22. Three of a Kind

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Very Good. Very good+ copy in very good price clipped '2nd. ' issue jacket. (Stamped price of $2.50 at bottom corner of front DJ. Flap. Rear cover features a short essay by Cain. Gilt on spine rubbed. Exceedingly faint erasure on front end paper. Bottom edge of cloth lightly shelf soiled. A few chips at edges of DJ. Short edge tears) Features the FIRST book appearance of "Double Indemnity."; 327 pages. See More Details

    1943, KNOPF. NY 1943

    Hardcover, Very Good

    Waverley Books

    BEST

    Santa Monica, CA, USA

    $300.00

  • 23. Mildred Pierce

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Good. First Edition, First Printing. Lacking the dust jacket. Pages show sporadic spotting, creased page corners and occasional wear. Previous owner bookplate to front paste down. The cloth shows light soiling, staining and wear. Rubbing to the gilt lettering on spine. See More Details

    1941, Alfred A. Knopf

    Hardcover, Good

    Burnside Rare Books

    BEST

    Portland, OR, USA

    $300.00

  • 24. Mildred Pierce

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: N/A. Very Good in Good jacket. 8vo-over 7"-9" tall. Rough wear to fold in front jacket flap. Some chipping and wear to ends of spine of jacket. 3" tear along rear edge of spine of jacket and 1" tear on front edge of spine of jacket. Jacket included in clear mylar cover. See More Details

    1941, Alfred A. Knopf

    Hardcover, Very Good

    Chamblin Bookmine

    HIGH

    Jacksonville, FL, USA

    $300.00

  • 25. The Postman Always Rings Twice

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: 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. Our Jacket has same design as dj of the knopf first edition book. _PAB_ See More Details

    1934, GROSSET & DUNLAP

    HARD BACK ORANGE, Good

    Princeton Antiques Bookservice

    HIGH

    Atlantic City, NJ, USA

    $300.00