• 1. The Postman Always Rings Twice

    by Cain, James M

     

    Seller Description: First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly Signed by James M. Cain on the front free endpaper. Light wear, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the crown of the spine and some light reinforcement to the front panel. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. "It is sometimes easy to trace a literary genre to its source, and James M. Cain's first novel, The Postman Always Rings Twice, is the noir novel that paved the way for all the noir fiction that followed. The ... See More Details

    Alfred A. Knopf

    Hardcover, Very Good

    Raptis Rare Books, ABAA, ILAB

    BEST

    Palm Beach, FL, USA

    $25,000.00

  • 2. 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

  • 3. Postman Always Rings Twice

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Fair. 0891908153 Please allow 4-14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! See More Details

    2009, Amereon Ltd

    ISBN-13: 9780891908159

    Hardcover, Fair

    M and N Media

    HIGH

    ACWORTH, GA, USA

    $4,226.26

  • 4. Serenade

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author in the year after publication: "For Grant Garnett / Who gives me a real nostalgic twinge with his first edition, that I haven't seen for lo these seven years / With best regard / James M. Cain / Los Angeles, Calif. / March 6, 1944." In a custom quarter leather clamshell box. One of Cain's least-appreciated novels, a hard-boiled story about a dethroned opera singer who meets the love of his life while wasting away in rural Mexico, then attempts a return to ... See More Details

    1937, Alfred A. Knopf

    Hardcover, Very Good

    Royal Books, Inc, ABAA, ILAB

    BEST

    Baltimore, MD, USA

    $2,500.00

  • 5. 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

    HIGH

    Fullerton, CA, USA

    $2,500.00

  • 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

    BEST

    Palm Springs, CA, USA

    $1,850.00

  • 7. El Cartero Siempre Llama Dos Veces (Crimen Y Misterio) (Spanish Edition)

    by James M. Cain

     

    Seller Description: Fair. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service. See More Details

    2005, Booket

    ISBN-13: 9788408060390

    Paperback, Fair

    ExtremelyReliable

    HIGH

    Richmond, TX, USA

    $1,799.42

  • 8. Mignon

    by [Cain, James M. ] Biro (Artist)

     

    Seller Description: Original artwork study for the dust jacket front panel and spine panel of the UK edition of James M. Cain's "Mignon, " published by Robert Hale in 1963. The artwork consists of ink and watercolor on textured stock, with a transparent negative overlay lending browns and blues to the image. Some notes in holograph pencil on the verso of the former indicate that pale red, deep yellow, and medium deep blue are needed to flesh out the design, and a notation of "script pen no. 3-1/2" has been made ... See More Details

    1963, Robert Hale

    Hardcover, Very Good

    International Edition

    Royal Books, Inc, ABAA, ILAB

    BEST

    Baltimore, MD, USA

    $1,500.00

  • 9. The Postman Always Rings Twice

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Fine. Some small spotting on page edges otherwise fine in soiled dust jacket with spotting along inner flap edges. See More Details

    1934, Cape

    Hardcover, Fine/Like New

    mordida books

    AVERAGE

    houston, TX, USA

    $1,500.00

  • 10. The Enchanted Isle

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Fine in Fine jacket. Book 1st ed. Fine in dust jacket. A young girl, desperate to escape her abusive stepfather, leaves her small town and becomes involved in a bank robbery that ends with three men dead. See More Details

    1985, Mysterious Press

    ISBN-13: 9780892961436

    Hardcover, Fine/Like New

    Murder By The Book

    AVERAGE

    Cranston, RI, USA

    $1,500.00

  • 11. The Postman Always Rings Twice

    by Cain, James M. (Novel); David Mamet (Screenwriter); Bob Rafelson (Director); Jack Nicholson, Jessica Lange, And Anjelica...

     

    Seller Description: Second Draft Screenplay for the 1981 film. Copy belonging to actor Jim S. Cash, who played one of the Twin Oaks tavern customers, with his ownership name in holograph ink on the front wrapper. Various editorial notations throughout in holographic ink and pencil. Directed by Bob Rafelson, and based on the 1939 novel by James M. Cain, this film was one of the gems of late 1970s cinema (along with "The Verdict") that brought David Mamet to the attention of the filmmaking world, and led to his ... See More Details

    1979, Lorimar

    Paperback, Very Good

    Royal Books, Inc, ABAA, ILAB

    BEST

    Baltimore, MD, USA

    $1,250.00

  • 12. Career in C Major

    by James Cain

     

    Seller Description: Fair. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service. See More Details

    1989, Mcgraw-Hill

    ISBN-13: 9780070095946

    Paperback, Fair

    ExtremelyReliable

    HIGH

    Richmond, TX, USA

    $1,089.88

  • 13. Mildred Pierce (Crime Masterworks)

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: New Condition-May Have Price Sticker on Cover-We Ship Quickly. See More Details

    2002, Orion mass market paperback

    ISBN-13: 9780752852041

    Paperback, New

    City Bargains

    BEST

    Hendersonville, TN, USA

    $1,000.00

  • 14. Love's Lovely Counterfeit

    by Cain, James M

     

    Seller Description: Good. No Jacket. 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 transfer faintly to the surrounding pages. There is a ... See More Details

    1942, Alfred A. Knopf

    Cloth, Good

    Eve's Book Garden

    HIGH

    Albany, CA, USA

    $950.00

  • 15. 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

  • 16. Mildred Pierce

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: First printing of this edition. SIGNED by James M. Cain on the first blank for publisher Kurt Enoch. From the Kurt Enoch collection, with a letter of provenance included. Basis for the cornerstone 1945 film noir starring Joan Crawford. Kurt Enoch was the founder of Signet Books and a publisher whose desire was to bring great literature and genre fiction out of the libraries and into the hands of readers. A tremendous association. Easily Near Fine in wrappers. See More Details

    1946, Penguin Books

    Paperback, Very Good

    Royal Books, Inc, ABAA, ILAB

    BEST

    Baltimore, MD, USA

    $850.00

  • 17. Serenade (Inscribed)

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Very Good in Very Good jacket. Inscribed by the author in the year after publication: "To Miriam Geiger / In memory of pleasant times / James M. Cain / Feb 17, 1938." Jacket art by W. A. Dwiggins. One of Cain's least-appreciated novels, a hard-boiled story about a dethroned opera singer who meets the love of his life while wasting away in rural Mexico, then attempts a return to fame. Basis for the 1956 film directed by Anthony Mann and starring Mario Lanza and Joan Fontaine. Second printing, ... See More Details

    1937, Alfred A. Knopf

    Hardcover, Very Good

    Whitmore Rare Books

    BEST

    Altadena, CA, USA

    $850.00

  • 18. Rainbow's End

    by James Mallahan Cain

     

    Seller Description: New. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service. See More Details

    1982, Leisure Books (Mm)

    ISBN-13: 9780843910544

    Paperback, New

    ExtremelyReliable

    HIGH

    Richmond, TX, USA

    $803.82

  • 19. The Five Great Novels (Picador Books)

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: New. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service. See More Details

    1985, Picador

    ISBN-13: 9780330291132

    Paperback, New

    ExtremelyReliable

    HIGH

    Richmond, TX, USA

    $801.10

  • 20. Sinful Woman

    by James M. Cain

     

    Seller Description: New. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service. See More Details

    1989, Black Lizard Books

    ISBN-13: 9780887390890

    Paperback, New

    ExtremelyReliable

    HIGH

    Richmond, TX, USA

    $778.54

  • 21. Everybody Does It

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: No. 759. First printing of this edition. INSCRIBED by the author to Signet Books founder Kurt Enoch: "To Kurt Enoch / With my best congratulations on a job well-done / James M. Cain / Hyattsville, MD / December 26, 1949." From the Kurt Enoch collection, with a letter of provenance included. Kurt Enoch was the founder of Signet Books and a publisher whose desire was to bring great literature and genre fiction out of the libraries and into the hands of readers. A tremendous association. This ... See More Details

    1949, Signet Books

    Paperback, Very Good

    Royal Books, Inc, ABAA, ILAB

    BEST

    Baltimore, MD, USA

    $750.00

  • 22. Mildred Pierce

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. See More Details

    Penguin

    Softcover, Good

    ThriftBooks - Sierra Nevada

    BEST

    Reno, NV, USA

    $706.98

  • 23. Galatea

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: No. 1152. First printing of this edition. INSCRIBED by the author to Signet Books founder Kurt Enoch: "To Kurt Enoch / Another in a series which I hope will ever grow longer and longer / James M. Cain / Hyattsville, MD / August 22, 1954." From the Kurt Enoch collection, with a letter of provenance included. Kurt Enoch was the founder of Signet Books and a publisher whose desire was to bring great literature and genre fiction out of the libraries and into the hands of readers. A tremendous ... See More Details

    1954, Signet Books

    Paperback, Very Good

    Royal Books, Inc, ABAA, ILAB

    BEST

    Baltimore, MD, USA

    $650.00

  • 24. 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

  • 25. 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

    BEST

    Rochester, NY, USA

    $650.00