New York: Signet Books, 1949. No. 759. First printing of this edition. INSCRIBED by the author to Signet Books founder Kurt Enoch: "To Kurt Enoch / With my best congratulations on a job well-done / James M. Cain / Hyattsville, MD / December 26, 1949." From the Kurt Enoch collection, with a letter of provenance included.
Kurt Enoch was the founder of Signet Books and a publisher whose desire was to bring great literature and genre fiction out of the libraries and into the hands of readers. A tremendous association.
This edition comprises two Cain novellas: "Everybody Does It" (originally titled "Career in C Major") and "The Embezzler." Both were originally published in the 1944 collection, "Three of a Kind." This edition was the first under the new collected title, "Everybody Does It."
Near Fine in wrappers. A very attractive copy.