Publication: Penguin Books, Inc, 1946, New York
First printing of this edition. Signed on the front fly leaf by James M. Cain for founder and publisher of Penguin Books and The New American Library, Kurt Enoch, and from his personal collection. Penguin Books 591. The basis for the 1945 film noir that starred Joan Crawford. Near fine, bright copy in color pictorial wrappers. "Kurt Enoch (22 November 1895 – 15 February 1982) was a German-born publisher who co-founded Albatross Books in Germany and Penguin Books Inc. and New American Library in the United States, bringing high-quality paperback fiction and non-fiction to the mass market in those countries." ---- Wikipedia. A tremendous association copy. A letter of provenance is included with this title.
Inventory Number: 44849