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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

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    Gloucester City, NJ, USA

    $10,000.00

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  • 2. The Postman Always Rings Twice

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. First edition, first printing. Original publisher's orange cloth, titles and decorations printed in blue to front board and spine, blue top stain; original black, red and white dust jacket with wavy design. Near fine book with a touch of soiling to top edge of text block, light wear to bottom edges of boards, and previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown; very good unclipped dust jacket with a bit of wear to jacket flap hinges and spine ends, closed tear to ... See More Details

    1934, New York: Alfred A. Knopf

    Hardcover, Very Good

    B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA

    not rated

    New York, NY, USA

    $3,000.00

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  • 3. 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

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  • 4. 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

    AVERAGE

    Palm Springs, CA, USA

    $1,850.00

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  • 5. 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

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    Santa Monica, CA, USA

    $1,750.00

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  • 6. Galatea

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Jacket Design by Arthur Hawkins, Jr. Very Good+ in Good (in mylar) jacket. Hardcover. 12mo-over 6"-7" tall. Signed by Author Author's ink signature on ffep; This copy was once owned by celebrated novelist Raymond Chandler, whose name and address on Camino De La Costa, in La Jolla, California, is ink-stamped on the ffep, above Cain's signature; Below the author's signature is the simple ink inscription: "From B. Knopf", which may be Blanche Knopf, co-founder of Alfred A. Knopf Publishing; ... See More Details

    1953, Alfred A. Knopf

    Cloth, Very Good

    Clausen Books, RMABA

    BEST

    Colorado Springs, CO, USA

    $1,750.00

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  • 7. 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

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    ALBANY, CA, USA

    $950.00

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  • 8. 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

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    Portland, OR, USA

    $900.00

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  • 9. 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

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  • 10. 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

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    Stamford, CT, USA

    $751.50

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  • 11. Sinful Woman

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Good. Ships from UK in 48 hours or less (usually same day). Your purchase helps support Sri Lankan Children's Charity 'The Rainbow Centre'. Ex-library, so some stamps and wear, but in good overall condition. 100% money back guarantee. We are a world class secondhand bookstore based in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom and specialize in high quality textbooks across an enormous variety of subjects. We aim to provide a vast range of textbooks, rare and collectible books at a great price. Our ... See More Details

    1994, Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C

    ISBN-13: 9780745117744

    Paperback, Good

    Phatpocket Limited

    HIGH

    Waltham Abbey, ESSEX, UNITED KINGDOM

    $719.61

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  • 12. Galatea

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Fair. See More Details

    1954, The New American Library

    Fair

    BookDrop

    HIGH

    Phoenix, AZ, USA

    $666.67

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  • 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

    BEST

    Palm Beach, FL, USA

    $650.00

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  • 14. 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

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  • 15. 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

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    Fernandina Beach, FL, USA

    $500.00

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  • 16. 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

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    Santa Monica, CA, USA

    $500.00

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  • 17. 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

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    Gloucester City, NJ, USA

    $500.00

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  • 18. 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

    BEST

    Santa Monica, CA, USA

    $450.00

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  • 19. The Postman Always Rings Twice

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Book. Octavo, 192 pages. In Very Good minus condition, and lacking issued dust jacket. Bound in yellow cloth with black lettering. Minor shelf wear. Soiling to spine and boards. Some age-toning to edges of textblock. Interior pages clean. Shelved in Case 6. 1372889. Shelved Dupont Bookstore. See More Details

    1934, Jonathan Cape

    Hardcover, Good

    Second Story Books

    HIGH

    Rockville, MD, USA

    $450.00

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  • 20. 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

    AVERAGE

    Palm Springs, CA, USA

    $450.00

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  • 21. 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

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  • 22. 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

    BEST

    Rochester, NY, USA

    $300.00

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  • 23. Love's Lovely Counterfeit

    by Cain, James M.

     

    Seller Description: Former owner's ink signature on front free endpaper; endsheets a little darkened at gutters; otherwise a bright near fine copy in a jacket with minor edge wear. 218 [1] pp. 8vo, See More Details

    1942, Alfred A. Knopf

    publisher's red cloth in dust jacket., Very Good

    Jeffrey Marks Rare Books, ABAA

    BEST

    Rochester, NY, USA

    $300.00

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  • 24. 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

    POOR

    Flemington, NJ, USA

    $295.00

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  • 25. Love's Lovely Counterfeit

    by Cain, James M.

     

    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

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    Rockville, MD, USA

    $282.00

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