Item #20431 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. Top page edges a bit dusty, a fine copy in a very good dust jacket with shelf wear to the corner tips and spine ends, folds are rubbed, two small closed tears to upper left front panel, closed tear and some creases to upper spine panel, small chip to upper right rear panel near spine, mild age tanning to spine panel. (20431). Item #20431

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