Item #275 Three of a Kind. James M. Cain.

Three of a Kind

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1943. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st edition, 2nd printing (dustjacket with $2.50 rubber stamped price to flap and “A Word To You...” on the back). The 1st hardcover appearances of Career in C Major, The Embezzler, and Double Indemnity. You say you like film books? This one’s a towering, signed presentation copy, inscribed by Cain, in blue ink, to Edward G. Robinson, “To Eddie: In appreciation of his beautiful performance as Keyes in Double Indemnity. James M. Cain. Los Angeles, Calif Feb. 7, 1944.” Cloth faded, 1/4” tear to spine tip, 3/8” tear to blank margin of last page closed, Cain’s middle name penned on the title page, 1 word of marginalia on page vii, library blindstamp to 1 text page, otherwise very good, in very good jacket, and despite its physical flaws, don’t doubt it for a minute, this is the best copy in the world. Very good / very good. Item #275

Price: $17,500.00

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