Item #10202 LOVE'S LOVELY COUNTERFEIT. James M. Cain.


New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. Octavo, [1-8] [1-2] 3-218 [219-220: blank], original red cloth, front, spine and rear stamped in black, top edge stained red. First edition. The novel is "...a brutal picture of a corrupt, crime-ridden town in the manner of Hammett's RED HARVEST and McCoy's NO POCKETS IN A SHROUD..." - Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), pp. 144. Filmed in 1956 as Slightly Scarlet, a film noir, directed by Allan Dwan with John Payne, Rhonda Fleming and Arlene Dahl. Silver and Ward (eds.), Film Noir: An Encyclopedic Reference to the American Style (3rd edition), pp. 259-260. Keaney, Film Noir Guide, p. 390. Johnson, The Dark Page II, p. 30. A near fine copy, two small spots to front cover in a very good to near fine dust jacket, light rubbing to corners, spine ends, and folds, some soiling to rear panel. (10202). Item #10202

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