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“WITH LOVE AND KISSES”: PRESENTATION FIRST EDITION OF SERENADE, WARMLY INSCRIBED BY CAIN

CAIN, James M. Serenade. New York, 1937.

First edition of Cain’s bold second novel, book and striking dust jacket designed by W. A. Dwiggins, warmly inscribed by the author, “To Dora Einzig, with love and kisses, James M. Cain, July 15, 1938.” $2000.

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“YOU PULL IT, YOU SWITCH IT, YOU TOP IT”

CAIN, James M. Past All Dishonor. Los Angeles, circa 1946.

Advance mimeographed typewritten draft of Cain’s Civil War crime novel, a favorite of Cain’s for its use of “the old switcheroo,” in manuscript format for submission to Hollywood studios, preceding the 1946 publication of his novel and containing parts changed in the final published edition. $1650.

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