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PAST ALL DISHONOR by  James M CAIN - First Edition - 1946 - from SCENE OF THE CRIME ® and Biblio.co.uk

PAST ALL DISHONOR

by CAIN, James M

Condition: Near Fine/Very Good


NY: Knopf, 1946. NEAR FINE condition in VERY GOOD dust jacket. HARDCOVER. 1946. FIRST EDITION. Bound in red cloth with gold gilt lettering and author's initials embossed on cover. Wrapped in that odd coupling dust jacket of salmon front with mahogany spine. Square and tight, original price intact. Soft push to spine edges and age toning to page edges. Dust jacket has chipping to spine edges, light edgewear and age toning, see image. Mining, greed, lust, murder in 1860's Virginia City, Nevada.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.


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