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APG 210.0 (2007). James M. Cain. APG 210.0 (2007) Author Price Guide. (Dickerson: Quill & Brush, 2004). Includes a facsimile of the author's signature; a brief biographical sketch; a list of the author's first editions (American and British) current to the date of publication of the guide, with entries for limited and trade editions; number of copies (if available); how to identify the first edition; and estimated values with and without the dustwrapper (if applicable). Issued as a PDF file. Click HERE for a complete list of our individual Author Price Guides or for information about ordering the complete set on CD.
[Book #42855]       Price: $6.00
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GALATEA. James M. Cain. GALATEA.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953. 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.

[Book #51508]       Price: $500.00
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THE MOTH. James M. Cain. THE MOTH.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. First edition. Fine in a near fine, lightly tanned dust jacket with just two shallow chips to head of spine and one to the top right corner. A very nice copy.

[Book #51488]       Price: $200.00
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OUR GOVERNMENT. James M. Cain. OUR GOVERNMENT.
New York: Knopf, 1930. First edition. The hard-boiled mystery writer's first regularly published book, essays of sorts in a series of imagined dialogues on the workings and non-workings of government. Octavo gray cloth boards stamped in black (or perhaps dark blue) on front and spine, publisher's logo blindstamped on back board; in first-issue dust jacket with dollar sign on front. Top edge stain faded and lightly foxed otherwise near fine in good or better dust jacket with toning, moderate chipping, some soiling and general wear, A scarce book, scarcer still in any jacket much less this first-issue one.

[Book #54059]       Price: $750.00
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PAST ALL DISHONOR. James M. Cain. PAST ALL DISHONOR.
New York: Knopf, 1946. 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.

[Book #51509]       Price: $400.00
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THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE. James M. Cain. THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1934). Reprint edition. A movie edition with stills from the movie, including ones of Lana Turner and John Garfield on front and back jacket covers. Book is about very good in a dust jacket worn on edges, with some closed tears and spine fading.

[Book #53222]       Price: $45.00
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SERENADE. James M. Cain. SERENADE.
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1937. 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, one tiny inconspicuous hole, and one-inch split in rear flap fold.

[Book #53992]       Price: $450.00
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