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  • 1. The Postman Always Rings Twice

    by Cain, James M

     

    Seller Description: First edition of one of the most important crime novels of the twentieth century, adapted as a motion picture seven times. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly Signed by James M. Cain on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the crown. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very nice example, rare and desirable signed. "It is sometimes easy to trace a literary genre to its source, and James M. Cain's first novel, The Postman Always Rings Twice, ... See More Details

    Alfred A. Knopf

    Hardcover, Very Good

    Raptis Rare Books, ABAA, ILAB

    BEST

    Palm Beach, FL, USA

    $20,000.00

  • 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. 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

    HIGH

    Salt Lake City, UT, USA

    $5,000.00

  • 4. The Postman Always Rings Twice

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Fine in Fine jacket. First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the $2.00 printed price present on the front flap with minor wear to the spine and edges. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with ... See More Details

    1934, Alfred A. Knopf, New York

    Hardcover, Fine/Like New

    Quintessential Rare Books, LLC

    BEST

    Laguna Hills, CA, USA

    $4,500.00

  • 5. The Postman Always Rings Twice

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Fine in Fine jacket. First Edition, First Printing. This attractive dustjacket has benefitted from professional restoration by a master conservator. The end result is a well preserved dustjacket with no chips, tears or missing pieces. This original dustjacket has the $2.00 price present and all the first issue points. The book is in nice condition with slight wear to the edges. The binding is tight, and the boards are clean. The pages are clean with some discolorization to the endpapers. There ... See More Details

    1934, Knopf

    Hardcover, Fine/Like New

    Quintessential Rare Books, LLC

    BEST

    Laguna Hills, CA, USA

    $3,500.00

  • 6. 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

  • 7. 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

  • 8. 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

    BEST

    Cranston, RI, USA

    $1,500.00

  • 9. Sixty Years of Journalism: By James M. Cain

    by Roy Hoopes

     

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

    1985, Popular Press

    ISBN-13: 9780879723286

    Paperback, Fair

    ExtremelyReliable

    AVERAGE

    Richmond, TX, USA

    $1,119.94

  • 10. 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

    AVERAGE

    Richmond, TX, USA

    $1,097.20

  • 11. Love's Lovely Counterfeit

    by Cain, James M

     

    Seller Description: Good. No Jacket. Book 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

    BEST

    Albany, CA, USA

    $950.00

  • 12. Sixty Years of Journalism: By James M. Cain

    by Hoopes, Roy

     

    Seller Description: Condition: VERY GOOD. (Book may have one or a combination of the following characteristics: former library book, cover wear, name written inside cover, light underlining/highlighting, remainder mark, etc. Overall, the book is in solid shape. This is a bla. See More Details

    1985, Popular Press

    ISBN-13: 9780879723286

    Paperback, Good

    Ezekial Books, LLC

    BEST

    Manchester, NH, USA

    $912.88

  • 13. 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

  • 14. 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

    not rated

    Pasadena, CA, USA

    $850.00

  • 15. 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

    Burnside Rare Books

    BEST

    Portland, OR, USA

    $800.00

  • 16. 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

    $750.00

  • 17. 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

  • 18. 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

  • 19. Galatea

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: First edition. SIGNED by author on front endpaper. Near fine with two tiny specks of soiling along the hinge of the front board. In a near fine dust jacket with one 1/4" chip to the top of the spine and otherwise minor wear to spine ends and corners. See More Details

    1953, Alfred A. Knopf

    Hardcover, Good

    Quill & Brush

    BEST

    Middletown, MD, USA

    $575.00

  • 20. 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

    HIGH

    Detroit, MI, USA

    $575.00

  • 21. 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

    NEW YORK, NY, USA

    $533.50

  • 22. Serenade

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: First edition. His second novel. An American opera singer retreats south of the border after losing his voice and returns years later with a Mexican prostitute. "There are tenderness and beauty in the book, and also murder and vice. The arts of the film, the opera, and the bullfight are in it, and an incredible understanding of the strange nature of the human animal."--from the jacket flap. Remarkably bright and fine in very good dust jacket with spine tanned, shallow chipping, few small tears, ... See More Details

    1937, Alfred A Knopf

    Very Good

    Quill & Brush

    BEST

    Middletown, MD, USA

    $518.00

  • 23. 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

  • 24. 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

    BEST

    Fernandina Beach, FL, USA

    $500.00

  • 25. Past All Dishonor

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: First edition. INSCRIBED on front endpaper. Near fine with spine ends bumped, minor rubbing along the edges, and a few small marks of soiling to the spine. In a very good or better dust jacket with a touch of soiling and rubbing, and shallow chipping to spine ends and corners, but otherwise minimal wear. See More Details

    1946, Knopf

    Good

    Quill & Brush

    BEST

    Middletown, MD, USA

    $460.00