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  • 1. The Postman Always Rings Twice

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. First edition. Boards are slightly soiled and near fine, with a supplied proof dustwrapper which came directly from the estate of the artist Arthur Hawkins, Jr. The jacket has been folded with a crease at the spine, Knopf's small Borzoi logo has been cut away from the rear panel (possibly for another design by Hawkins), and Hawkins has written the date "1933" on the front flap, although the book wasn't released until 1934. However the jacket is exceptionally ... See More Details

    1934, Alfred A. Knopf

    Hardcover, Very Good

    Between the Covers-Rare Books

    BEST

    Gloucester City, NJ, USA

    $10,000.00

  • 2. The Postman Always Rings Twice

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Very good in very good jacket. 187pp. Octavo. Orange boards. Jacket blurb affixed to the front pastedown. Top stain faded. Jacket shows some sunning, especially to spine, and some edgewear. Dust jacket is from another copy. A solid copy of one of the most important crime novels of the 20th century. See More Details

    1934, Knopf

    Hardcover, Very Good

    Ken Sanders Rare Books

    AVERAGE

    Salt Lake City, UT, USA

    $3,500.00

  • 3. The Postman Always Rings Twice

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. First edition, first printing. Original publisher's cloth, blue top stain. Near fine with some light fading, foxing to fore-edge, former owner's bookplate front pastedown, light offsetting to endpapers; in an unclipped dust jacket with some mild and small chips to the extremities, small ink stains to front flap, else very good or better. An attractive example, free of any repairs or restoration. See More Details

    1934, New York: Alfred A. Knopf

    Hardcover, Very Good

    B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA

    not rated

    New York, NY, USA

    $3,500.00

  • 4. The Moth (Inscribed Author's Manuscript Edition in Two Volumes)

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Very Good. Inscribed by James M. Cain in blue pen on first page: "Dick: For your collection, Jim Los Angeles, Calif March 19, 1948" On title page, he adds: "Mimeographed script for checking purposes, 1 of 20. Several changes made in proof for book publicaiton." Cain has also crossed one phrase out of the first page of text using pencil. Two volumes, 8.5 x 11" format, comprising a total of 496 double spaced, single sided pages. Tan printed stiff paper covers showing some offsetting, foxing and ... See More Details

    1948, James M. Cain (later Published in Hardcover By Alfred A. Knopf)

    Paperbound, Very Good

    Aladdin Books

    BEST

    Fullerton, CA, USA

    $2,500.00

  • 5. Mildred Pierce

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Fine in Fine jacket. First printing. Original green cloth, titles to spine in gilt, publisher's device in blind to front cover, top edge blue, fore edge untrimmed. Negligible rubbing to board edges, cloth notably bright, hint of offsetting to pastedowns, contents clean, top edge a little faded, a fine copy in the like, price-clipped, jacket, slight rubbing and tiny nicks to spine and flap fold ends. With price-clipped dust jacket. Housed in a custom blue cloth solander box, "In Mildred Pierce, ... See More Details

    1941, Alfred A. Knopf

    Hardcover, Fine/Like New

    Whitmore Rare Books

    not rated

    Pasadena, CA, USA

    $2,250.00

  • 6. Mildred Pierce

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Very Good in Very Good jacket. First edition (so stated). 8vo. Original gilt stamped green cloth. Dust jacket designed by Bob Smith (unclipped; soft creases). Very good. 388 pages. No signatures or bookplates. See More Details

    1941, New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1941.

    Hardcover, Very Good

    George Houle

    HIGH

    Palm Springs, CA, USA

    $1,850.00

  • 7. The Butterfly

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Fine in Fine dust jacket. First edition. INSCRIBED by James M. Cain to the esteemed cultural critic John Leonard on the front end-paper. The inscription is dated on February 11, 1969 with the place being Hyattsville at Cain's home. Less than a month later in March Leonard wrote in the New York Times Book Review of asking Cain what he made of Hollywood's adaptations of his novels, to which the author pointed to his books in the library and said they were just fine regardless how the films ... See More Details

    1947, KNOPF.

    Hardcover, Fine/Like New

    Waverley Books

    HIGH

    Santa Monica, CA, USA

    $1,750.00

  • 8. Love's Lovely Counterfeit

    by Cain, James M

     

    Seller Description: Good. No Jacket. Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. Book. Good. Cloth. First Edition. SIGNED handsomely on the free endpage by James M. Cain. Stated First Edition. A sound First with bright red covers with strong black design and lettering, and graceful Cain initial medallion on front center. Old orange bookstore sticker on rear endpage from Gordon's Satyr Book Shop at 1620 N. Vine in Hollywood. Pages unmarked but there are a few stains on several pages. Between pages 8 and 9 there are several spots that ... See More Details

    1942, Alfred A. Knopf

    Hardcover, Good

    Eve's Book Garden

    AVERAGE

    Albany, CA, USA

    $950.00

  • 9. The Postman Always Rings Twice

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Very Good. First Edition, First Printing. Very Good, lacking dust jacket. Offsetting to end papers. First 8 page leafs have a tiny tear at the side edge. Foxing to side of page block and cloth. Sunning to spine. First edition, as stated. See More Details

    1934, Alfred A. Knopf

    Hardcover, Very Good

    Burnside Rare Books

    BEST

    Portland, OR, USA

    $900.00

  • 10. Mildred Pierce

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Very Good+ Advance reading copy of the first edition. [8] 388, [2] pp. Original illustrated self-wrappers. Very Good+ with typical rubbing along spine, small tear near foot to front wrap along fold, tiny gouge to front wrap near author's name, top corner of text bumped. Publisher's blue stamp on front free endpaper, former owners' bookplate on verso with offsetting. An attractive copy in an uncommon, fragile issue of the hardboiled classic. It inspired an Academy Award-winning film in 1945. See More Details

    1941, Alfred A. Knopf

    Paperback, Very Good

    Advance Reading Copy

    Burnside Rare Books

    BEST

    Portland, OR, USA

    $800.00

  • 11. The Postman Always Rings Twice

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Very Good. 1934 3rd printing February 1934 in original $2 priced jacket with lightly stained spine and edge wear. No marks, original publisher's top stain. Please email for photos. See More Details

    1934, Knopf

    Hardcover, Very Good

    Griffin Books

    BEST

    Stamford, CT, USA

    $751.00

  • 12. Mildred Pierce

    by James M. Cain

     

    Seller Description: Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book. 12mo-over 6-7" tall. Fine Copy In a Near Fine Jacket. $2.50 On Flap. Stated First Edition. Excellent Fresh Copy Of This Classic Mystery. Movie Of The Same. See More Details

    1941, Alfred A. Knopf

    Hardcover, Fine/Like New

    Jeff Bergman Books ABAA/ILAB

    BEST

    Flemington, NJ, USA

    $650.00

  • 13. Serenade

    by Cain, James M

     

    Seller Description: First edition. Octavo, original black cloth with titles to the spine and front panel in silver. Inscribed by the author, "To Frank Whitbech, Who has more Cain first editions than Cain has and the more power to him. James M. Cain Los Angeles, Calif June 5, 1944". Bookplate of the recipient on the front free endpaper, a very good copy with light wear. See More Details

    Alfred A. Knopf

    Hardcover, Very Good

    Raptis Rare Books, ABAA, ILAB

    BEST

    Palm Beach, FL, USA

    $650.00

  • 14. Love's Lovely Counterfeit

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: A few pages roughly opened; very slight browning to pastedowns; else fine and bright. The jacket is bright and unchipped. It has one tiny abrasion to the spine and the slightest of use to its extremities. Much nicer than usually seen. 218 pp. 8vo, See More Details

    1942, Alfred A. Knopf

    publisher's cloth in dust jacket., Very Good

    Jeffrey Marks Rare Books, ABAA

    HIGH

    Rochester, NY, USA

    $650.00

  • 15. The Moth [Mimeograph Copy of Original Typescript]

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: 2 volumes. 11 x 8.5, printed brad-bound wraps, 496 leaves printed on rectos only, covers soiled, worn and edge torn, covers of volume 2 stained, front cover of volume 1 detached, first page of volume 1 (blank) chipped at bottom edge and detached, though it has a blind-stamp for Massey's Manuscript Service, pp edge-browned, still a readable and collectible copy. The original typescript just sold for $1500! See More Details

    1948, np

    Paperback

    John K. King Used & Rare Books

    AVERAGE

    Detroit, MI, USA

    $575.00

  • 16. Love's Lovely Counterfeit

    by Cain, James M[Allahan]. (1892-1977)

     

    Seller Description: Fine- in Fine jacket. First Edition (so stated) of Cain fifth novel. 8vo: [8], 218, [2]pp. Publisher's ruby red cloth, spine and covers stamped in black, top edge stained matching red, other edges rough-trimmed; illustrated dust jacket by Bob Smith, priced $2.00. A superlative example (probably unread), slight fading to top edge, paste downs stained from binder's glue, else virtually pristine, as is the jacket. A gangster-thriller, tough-guy novel, peopled with hoods, corrupt cops, and crime ... See More Details

    1942, Alfred A. Knopf

    Hardcover, Very Good

    Fine Editions Ltd

    BEST

    Lancaster, PA, USA

    $533.50

  • 17. Love's Lovely Counterfeit

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Fine in Very Good jacket. First edition. One corner bumped else fine in a lightly rubbed, very good or better dustwrapper with very slight loss at the crown. Filmed by Allan Dwan in 1956 *Slightly Scarlet* with John Payne, Rhonda Fleming, and Arlene Dahl. See More Details

    1942, Alfred A. Knopf

    Hardcover, Fine/Like New

    Between the Covers-Rare Books

    BEST

    Gloucester City, NJ, USA

    $500.00

  • 18. Love's Lovely Counterfeit

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Near Fine in Very Good jacket. First edition. A bit of darkening to the endpapers from the binder's glue, slightly cocked binding, near fine in a very good, modestly soiled and edgeworn dust jacket with internal tape repairs at the spine ends. Filmed by Allan Dwan in 1956 as *Slightly Scarlet* with John Payne, Rhonda Fleming, and Arlene Dahl. See More Details

    1942, Alfred A. Knopf

    Hardcover, Very Good

    Between the Covers-Rare Books

    BEST

    Gloucester City, NJ, USA

    $500.00

  • 19. Three of a Kind

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. First edition. Very good+ copy in very good price clipped '2nd. ' issue jacket. (Stamped price of $2.50 at bottom corner of front jacket 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 jacket. 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

    HIGH

    Santa Monica, CA, USA

    $500.00

  • 20. The Moth

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Very Good in Good jacket. 8vo-over 7"-9" tall. Signed by Author First edition, first prnt. Signed by Cain on the obverse of the page listing his previously published books. Minimal shelfwear, mostly at corners, beginning toning on pastedown gutters, light green topstain with few small rubs, small raised area of cloth on front panel (appears to be due to binding glue under cloth); dustjacket with chipped spine ends and wear at corners, toning mostly at folds and flap topedges, wear on the rear ... See More Details

    1948, Knopf

    Hardcovers, Very Good

    Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA

    AVERAGE

    Fernandina Beach, FL, USA

    $500.00

  • 21. Serenade

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Fine. Close to fine in Vg. + variant red & purple dj. (Dime-size chip at head of spine. Smaller chips at base of spine. A few tiny chips at corners & some edge tears. Spine slightly faded) Author's SECOND novel. See More Details

    1937, KNOPF. NY 1937

    Hardcover, Fine/Like New

    Waverley Books

    HIGH

    Santa Monica, CA, USA

    $450.00

  • 22. Love's Lovely Counterfeit

    by Cain, James M.

     

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

    1942, NEW YORK, KNOPF, 1942

    Hardcover, Very Good

    George Houle

    HIGH

    Palm Springs, CA, USA

    $450.00

  • 23. Past All Dishonor

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: SIGNED. 232pp. Octavo [19 cm] Red cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title and ornamentation on the spine, and the author's initials embossed on the front cover. Very good, with light rubbing at the spine ends and corners, and a slight forward lean to the spine. With the dust jacket, designed by Harry Roth, in very good condition. The extremities are lightly rubbed and chipped, and the rear panel and the flaps are mildly darkened. The accompanying black cloth covered slipcase is in very ... See More Details

    1946, Alfred A. Knopf

    Hardcover, Good

    Ken Sanders Rare Books

    AVERAGE

    Salt Lake City, UT, USA

    $450.00

  • 24. Thomas and Beulah

    by Dove, Rita

     

    Seller Description: Fine in Near Fine jacket. First edition. Signed by poet on half title, inscribed to former owner and dated June 3, 1989. 80 pp. Navy cloth with gilt lettering. Fine in second state dust jacket with Pulitzer mention, light rubbing, else Fine. Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry; Dove was the second African-American person to win. See More Details

    1986, Carnegie-Mellon University Press

    Hardcover, Fine/Like New

    Burnside Rare Books

    BEST

    Portland, OR, USA

    $400.00

  • 25. The Institute

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: A fine copy; but the dust jacket, which has some light use, is taped at the flaps to the front and rear pastedowns. 220 pp. 8vo, Hollywood literary agent H. N. Swanson's copy, with his stamp on the front free endpaper. Warmly inscribed by the author in 1976 to Swanson. See More Details

    1976, Mason/Charter

    publisher's red cloth in dust jacket., Fine/Like New

    Jeffrey Marks Rare Books, ABAA

    HIGH

    Rochester, NY, USA

    $300.00