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CAIN, James M. Stephen Paulus and Colin GrahamThe Postman Always Rings Twice: Opera in Two Acts
$125.00
Softcover
Publisher: European American Music Corporation, np, 1982
Used. 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.
Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA
[United States]
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Cain, James M.The Postman Always Rings Twice
$500.00
Hardcover
Publisher: Triangle Books, New York, 1938
Used - Good. First thus. Clipping from typed letter affixed to front paste down reads, "Dear Mr. ___, The autograph part is nothing, but having a book on my hands to be attended to I avoid like poison, as sometimes I forget about it, or lose it, and there is one more person who feels with some reason I have been guilty of a dirty trick. Below is an inscription for your book, so cut it out and paste it in, it'll do just as well. Sincerely J.M.C. (Initials hand signed in ink)." Referenced... (BOOK ROOM, FICITON)
Oddfellow's Fine Books and Collectables
[United States]
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CAIN, James M.The Postman Always Rings Twice
$625.00
Hardcover
Publisher: Knopf, New York, 1935
Used. Hardcover. Later printing. This is an early printing of James Cain's classic The Postman Always Rings Twice that has been signed and inscribed by the author on front free endpaper. The inscription reads, "To/ Roland Sweffield/ With best regards/ James M. Cain/ Nov. 13, 1941." The book is near fine in the original orange cloth binding. Book comes with a facsimile dust jacket. Signed by the author.; includes dustjacket
Sawtooth Books, ABAA
[United States]
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Cain, James M.The Postman Always Rings Twice
$745.00
Hardcover
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1934
Used - Very Good. Movie Edition. A rare signed copy. Inscribed inside the front board "To Fred White Best Wishes James M. Cain" (see photos). A Very Good copy with wear at spine edges and corners, some light staining and rubbing, short previous owner writing inside front board. Dust jacket is Very Good with chipping and tears at spine edges with the bottom spine edge neatly reinforced inside with clear archival tape, light chipping at folds, creasing at the bottom front edge, fading of the...
M Holmes Books
[United States]
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James M. CainThe Postman Always Rings Twice
$1,080.00
Hardcover
Publisher: Knopf, New York, 1934
Used - Fine. 1st edition later issue, in very fine condition, in mint facsimile dust jacket. Laid in a a full page manuscript letter in the hand of the author James M. Cain who responds to a well wisher. Fine and rare thus. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; includes dustjacket (DETECTIVE)
Hirschfeld Galleries
[United States]
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Cain, James M[allahan].THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE.
$1,500.00
Hardcover
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap [1934], New York, 1934
Used. 8vo. This copy bears the author's full-page inscription on the front free endpaper: "To Lloyd Schwartz, in memory of a wonderful morning & lunch, & in the hope he enjoys it * James M. Cain, The Royal Arms, December 16, 1970 * to Lloyd from Jim." The recipient was a Washington, D. C. reporter. Laid in is a photocopy of an article he wrote about Cain, also dated December, 1970. Fine in a very good dust jacket. "They threw me off the hay truck about noon." A deceptively laconic, famous... (NOVEL MYSTERY MOVIE SOURCE)
Joseph The Provider / Books, Ltd
[United States]
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Cain, James M.The Postman Always Rings Twice.
$2,750.00
Hardcover
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1934
Used - Fine. A Fine copy in deep orange cloth, stamped in dark blue at spine and on front cover, dark blue topstain, in a Fine first issue dustwrapper, not price-clipped, with some minor restoration to spinefolds. 188pp. This hard-hitting noir classic remains among the most admired fictional treatments of the genre. It was Cain's first novel, and it was twice adapted by Hollywood: First, in 1946, starring John Garfield and Lana Turner; and again in 1981, with Jack Nicholson and Jessica...
Compass Rose Books, ABAA-ILAB
[United States]
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Cain, James M.THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE
$3,885.87
Hardcover
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934
Used. First edition, first printing. Original orange cloth with blue titles and borders to upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the cloth clean and the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Text block edges a little spotted. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed price-clipped dustwrapper which has some small scuffs to the bottom edge of the front panel and a slightly darkened spine. Loosely laid in is a black and white photograph of the author signed by... (MODERN FIRST EDITIONS# LITERATURE# SIGNED / INSCRIBED# CRIME DETECTIVE#)
LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA)
[United Kingdom]
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CAIN, James M.THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE
$15,500.00
Hardcover
Publisher: NY: Knopf, (1934), 1934
Used - Near Fine. First Edition, First State of this classic hardboiled title deemed by many the prototype for film noir. The book was an enormous success, bursting onto the scene to rousing critical and commercial success. Source for two major films, the book is a Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone and lists as one of the Great Books on the Modern Library list of the 100 Best Books of the 20th Century. This copy, with a degree of foxing on foredge and bottomedge pages, is very near fine. The dust... (JAMES M CAIN, POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE, SIGNED, FIRST EDITION, TOD BROWNING)
Mystery Pier Books, Inc.,ABAA, ILAB, ABA
[United States]
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Cain, James M.The Postman Always Rings Twice
$16,500.00
Hardcover
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1934
Used - Fine. First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by James M. Cain on a laid in signature. A stunning copy. This First Issue that is vibrant in color with NO chips or tears. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the $2.00 price present on the front flap. The book is in wonderful shape. The binding is tight with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION Inscribed and SIGNED by the author. We buy...
Quintessential Rare Books, LLC
[United States]
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Cain, James M.The Postman Always Rings Twice.
$25,000.00
Hardcover
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1934
Used. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Light wear, else 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. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom half morocco 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 famous... (THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE SIGNED FIRST EDITION, JAMES M. CAIN EDITION)
Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB
[United States]
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Biblio.com
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James M. CainThe Postman Always Rings Twice
$40.00
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap, 1934
New York, New York, U.S.A.: Grosset & Dunlap, 1934. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Thus. 1934 Grosset & Dunlap FIRST THUS published in arrangement with Knopf. Cain's classic film noir was made into This is a scarce and affordable 1934 reprint. This HB is in VG condition with black boards and red printing and designs. The spine has bright orange and black lettering. There is minor wear at the spine ends. The inside has a small previous owner signature on the inside board otherwise clean...
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[United States]
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CAIN, James M. Stephen Paulus and Colin GrahamThe Postman Always Rings Twice: Opera in Two Acts
$125.00
Publisher: European American Music Corporation, 1982
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. First edition. Signed.
Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA
[United States]
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Cain, James MThe Postman Always Rings Twice
$500.00
Publisher: Triangle Books, 1938
New York: Triangle Books. Good with no dust jacket. 1938. Hardcover. First thus. Clipping from typed letter affixed to front paste down reads, "Dear Mr. ___, The autograph part is nothing, but having a book on my hands to be attended to I avoid like poison, as sometimes I forget about it, or lose it, and there is one more person who feels with some reason I have been guilty of a dirty trick. Below is an inscription for your book, so cut it out and paste it in, it'll do just as well....
Oddfellow's Fine Books and Col
[United States]
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Cain, James MThe Postman Always Rings Twice
$25,000.00
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Light wear, else 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. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom half morocco 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...
Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB
[United States]
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Cain, James M.The Postman Always Rings Twice
$25,000.00
Hardcover
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York
Used - Very Good. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Light wear, else 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. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom half morocco 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....
Raptis Rare Books, ABAA, ILAB
[United States]
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CAIN, James MThree Novels by James M. Cain: The Postman Always Rings Twice, Serenade, Mildred Pierce
$125.00
Hardcover
8vo. Blue cloth, stamped in gilt. 92, 194, 258 p . "First Reprint Edition". INSCRIBED & SIGNED & dated 3/15/46. Some loss of lettering on spine, corners bumped, minor wear at extremities; else very good. Cleveland & New York: World Publishing Company, (1946)
Bibliomania
[United States]
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Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America
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CAIN, James M Stephen Paulus and Colin GrahamThe Postman Always Rings Twice: Opera in Two Acts
$125.00
Publisher: European American Music Corporation, 1982
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. First edition. Signed.
Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA
[United States]
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Cain, James MThe Postman Always Rings Twice
$25,000.00
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Light wear, else 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. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom half morocco 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...
Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB
[United States]
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