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The Postman Always Rings Twice.

by Cain, James M

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. 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, is the noir novel that paved the way for all the noir fiction that followed. The famous film starring Lana Turner and John Garfield is notoriously dark, but the novel is even more full of despair and devoid of hope. It is a short book--little more than a novella--but its searing characterization and depiction of tawdry greed and lust is branded into every reader's memory" (Otto Penzler). Listed by Modern Library as one of the 100 greatest novels of the twentieth century.
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The Postman Always Rings Twice

by CAIN, James M.

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Gloucester City, New Jersey
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 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 bright and otherwise fine, and about 1/4" taller than the finished version, to which we have compared it (although otherwise identical to it). The jacket was unsigned by Hawkins, unlike most of his work, but is credited to him in Heller and Chwast's seminal study of jacket design, *Jackets Required* - the survival of this proof in his estate seems to confirm their research. A milestone of hardboiled literature that was the basis for the classic 1946 film featuring Lana Turner and… Read More
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The Postman Always Rings Twice

by Cain, James M.

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1st Edition
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Beverly Hills, California
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Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. A near fine first edition (so stated on the copyright page) in a near fine dust jacket. Some slight foxing on fore-edge. Housed in a custom-made quarter leather collector's case.
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The Postman Always Rings Twice

by Cain, James M.

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Beverly Hills, California
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Knopf, 1934. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. A fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.
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The Postman Always Rings Twice

by Cain, James M.

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1st Edition
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Beverly Hills, California
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Knopf, 1934. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. A fine first edition in a very good dust jacket. First Edition stated on the title page and 1934 on the title page. Original price of $2.00 net still on front flap of dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.
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The Postman Always Rings Twice

by Cain, James M.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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New York: Knopf, 1934. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. 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.
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The Postman Always Rings Twice (Armed Services Edition, Q-2) [*SIGNED*]
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The Postman Always Rings Twice (Armed Services Edition, Q-2) [*SIGNED*]

by Cain, James M.

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Used - Very Good
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First Edition Thus
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Paperback
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Los Angeles, California
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(n.p.): Editions for the Armed Services, Inc.. Very Good. [1944] (c.1934). First Edition Thus. Stapled wraps. [moderately worn copy, slght fading along spine, short diagonal crease at bottom corner of front cover; internally quite clean, with typical signs of aging to cheap paper]. An outstanding association copy of Cain's most famous novel, INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page -- an amusing inscription to film producer and fellow screenwriter Carey Wilson which reads: "To Cary [sic] Wilson / The best edition / of all / Jim." Wilson was the producer of the long-delayed MGM film version of the book, released in 1946, and in fact had been the first writer assigned to the property when MGM resuscitated it in 1944 (having owned the rights for several years but been put off by the censorship challenges), although the screenplay credit on the finished film was shared by Harry Ruskin and Niven Busch. The inscription is undated, but almost certainly dates from the… Read More
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THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE

THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE

by CAIN, JAMES M.

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Greencastle, Pennsylvania
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934., 1934. First edition. First edition. Author's first book. Publisher's response card laid-in. A near fine copy with dark top-staining in dust jacket with light restoration by a paper conservator to corners, spine ends, and two small closed tears to top edge of front cover and with absolutely no sunning to the spine panel. A married woman and a drifter fall in love, then plot to murder her husband. Even after the deed is done they must live with the consequences of their actions. First filmed in 1946 and starring Lana Turner as Cora, Cecil Kellaway as her husband, and John Garfield as Frank the drifter. Again in 1981 it was filmed and starred Jack Nicholson as Frank, Jessica Lange as Cora, and John Colicos as her husband. A great hard-boiled crime novel with the publisher's response card laid in. An unusually sharp copy of this Haycraft/Queen Cornerstone mystery novel. Also listed as one of the Great Books on the Modern Library list of the 100 Best Books of… Read More
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The Postman Always Rings Twice

The Postman Always Rings Twice

by Cain, James M.

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  • near fine
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Used - Near Fine
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First Edition
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Hardcover
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New York, New York
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934 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.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.
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The Postman Always Rings Twice

by CAIN JAMES M

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First Edition
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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New York: Knopf, 1934. First Edition. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. (New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1934). First US Edition. Publisher's orange cloth with blue-stamped spine outlining the lettering and blue lettering and designs to the front board, top edge stained blue. The book itself is very nearly fine and an excellent example with bright and clean boards. There are NO INSCRIPTIONS or BOOK-PLATES. The VG D/W is the correct first issue priced $2.00 net and with the red ink blurb to the inside flap and with the correct books listed to the rear panel. The D/W is lightly rubbed to the spine tips and less so to the extremities. The verso has had minor archival strengthening at the spine ends by a skilled conservator but no restoration to the D/W. Laid in is a former bookseller's details as to when this book was first sold at $12.50(!). Housed in a custom-made clamshell box.
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The Postman Always Rings Twice

by Cain, James M.

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Beverly Hills, California
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Knopf, 1934. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. First edition of Cains most significant title. Octavo (7 3/8 x 5 inches; 188 x 127 mm). [viii], 187, [1], [1, blank], [1, colophon] pp. Publishers orange cloth with blue-stamped spine outlining the lettering and blue lettering and designs on the front, top edge stained blue. Covers soiled. First edition stated on the copyright page. In dust jacket with the $2.00 price. Overall a good to very good minus copy in an unrestored dust jacket. Previous owner's bookplate attached to front free end paper. See photos. "Cain was one of the masters of American hard-boiled fiction. His first novel, The Postman Always Rings Twice, is a story of a young hobo who has an affair with the wife of a roadside stand owner and plots with her to murder her husband and collect his insurance. In taut, sparse prose, Cain depicts a bleak, amoral society of desperate characters driven by their need for love, however twisted, as well as… Read More
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The Postman Always Rings Twice

by James M. Cain

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Hardcover
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Tomball, Texas
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First UK Edition; A Near Fine book in a Near Fine dust jacket. This is the very scarce 1st UK edition; although not the true first (the US was published shortly beforehand), the UK is super rare to find in collectible condition, particularly in the ORIGINAL jacket with no restoration or repair; a truly unique item and a must for the 20th century mystery collector! This novel is on the Modern Library list of 100 greatest novels and is the basis for many film and screen adaptations. This copy is in near fine condition with a square, tight binding, clean yellow boards with bold black lettering, and crisp, off-white to white pages; age spotting is present to the exterior text block and free papers and only light shelf wear to the board edges, else fine. Housed in a near fine dust jacket that is remarkably free of any rubbing or chipping but does show minor discoloration and soiling to the back panel, spine, and flap edges (please see scans for flaws). Not price clipped or ex-library. Overall, a superb… Read More
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The Postman Always Rings Twice

by Cain, James M.

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Used - Very Good
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1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Beverly Hills, California
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Knopf, 1934. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. A very good first edition (First Edition stated on copyright page) in a very good dust jacket, with original $2 price on front flap. First issue jacket with correct books listed on the back panel. Owner's signature on front free endpaper. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase.
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The Postman Always Rings Twice

by James M. Cain

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Used - Near Fine
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1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Elton, Wisconsin
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall. 2nd Printing 1 Copyright Date Is 1934, First Edition, Second Printings. Original Orange Cloth, A High-Spot Of 20Th Century Literature. Cain's First And Most Enduring Novel And The Basis For David Mamet's 1981 Screen Version Starring Jack Nicholson And Jessica Lange.Original Dust Jacket, With A Light Soiling Circle On Lower Right Front Panel Lower Right With Very Small Hole. Light Wear To Cloth, Light Rubbing To Extremities, Some Sunning To Spine; Near Fine, Very Good Jacket.
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THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE

by CAIN JAMES M

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Used
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First Edition
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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London: Cape, 1934. First Edition. Hard Cover. First UK Edition. A VG++ copy without D/W. This book would definitely take a D/W. Uncommon
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Three Novels by James M. Cain: The Postman Always Rings Twice, Serenade, Mildred Pierce

by Cain, James M.

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1st Edition
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Hardcover
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GIG HARBOR, Washington
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New York: The World Publishing Company, 1946. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Good. First thus of this omnibus edition, signed by Cain on the ffep. Very good book with some shelf wear at spine ends and corner tips. Jacket has 1" triangular chip from head of spine, chipping at heel and corners, and a tear to top edge of inner rear flap. Good. Very scarce signed copy of the author's most prominent work(s).
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The Postman Always Rings Twice

by Cain, James M.

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1st Edition
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Elton, Wisconsin
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Facsimile. 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall. 2nd Printing 1 Copyright Date Is 1934, First Edition. Second Printings, Original Orange Cloth, Facsimile Dust Jacket. A High-Spot Of 20Th Century Literature. Cain's First And Most Enduring Novel And The Basis For David Mamet's 1981 Screen Version Starring Jack Nicholson And Jessica Lange. In Facsimile Dust Jacket. Light Wear To Cloth, Light Rubbing To Extremities, Some Sunning To Spine; Residue From Removed Bookplate To Front Endpapers; Very Good.
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The Postman Always Rings Twice

The Postman Always Rings Twice

by James M Cain

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Used - Very Good +
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First Edition
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Hardcover
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Northampton, Northamptonshire
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UK: Cape, 1934. First Edition . Cloth. Very Good +. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 1st Edition 1934. Un-common 1st edition. Book is very good+ and quite bright. Light marking to boards. Nice clean contents. More images can be taken upon request. Ref9599 ###011453
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The Postman Always Rings Twice: Opera in Two Acts

The Postman Always Rings Twice: Opera in Two Acts

by CAIN, James M. Stephen Paulus and Colin Graham

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Wadsworth, Illinois
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np: European American Music Corporation, 1982. First edition. Softcover. 18 pages. An opera based on Cain's classic novel, commissioned by the Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Music by Stephen Paulus and libretto by Colin Graham. A near fine copy in stapled wrappers. Signed by both Paulus and Graham on the title page and very uncommon as such.
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THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE & DOUBLE INDEMNITY Franklin Library

THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE & DOUBLE INDEMNITY Franklin Library

by Cain, James M.

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Used
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First Edition; First Printing
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Hardcover
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Pomona, New York
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Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1988. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Book accented in 22kt gold gilt decoration. All edge gilt, hubbed spines. Part of The Franklin Library of Mystery Masterpieces. Franklin Library of Mystery Masterpieces. ; ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original binding. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .
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