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    James M. Cain. Serenade. New York: 1937. First edition, earliest jacket variant.

    More Information: James M. Cain. Serenade. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. First edition. Octavo. [6], 314, [2] pages. Publisher's black cloth, front and spine stamped in silver. Original illustrated dust jacket, green and purple variant, lettered in black. All edges trimmed; top edge stained red. Extremely mild shelf wear at extremities of binding; slight dust soiling to top edge. Mild toning and a touch of rubbing to dust jacket, with a split each at the head and foot of spine panel; a few short tears with some rumpling to edges, one resulting in a small hole at front panel; some tiny chips at ends of joint and flap folds. Regular toning to edges and interior of text block. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket matching the wrappers of the salesman's dummy. Adapted for film in 1956, directed by Anthony Mann and starring Mario Lanza, Joan Fontaine and Vincent Price. From the Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction.

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