Fast One by Paul Cain (First Printing) Proof in Custom Traycase
Authors: Paul Cain
Location: Garden City, New York
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.
Edition: First Printing
Features: Proof for the First Edition. First printing. Grey wraps with red printed lettering to the covers. Housed in a custom grey cloth traycase.
Paul Cain: “Fast One” Doubleday Doran 1933. First Edition. Publisher’s Advance copy. Kells arrives in Los Angeles and makes a play to take over the rackets. Paul Cain wrote mystery stories for Black Mask magazine. This is his only novel, an important and classic hardboiled mystery. Filmed as “Gambling Ship” starring Cary Grant. His real name was George Sims, and wrote Hollywood screenplays (story & screenplay for the Karloff/Lugosi classic The Black Cat) as Peter Ruric. In custom clamshell box, Only two Publisher’s Advance Copies of Fast One are known. In wraps as Issued.
Raymond Chandler called Cain’s only novel, Fast One (1933), “some kind of high point in the ultra hard-boiled manner.
Dashiell Hammett: "the most hard-boiled novel of the 1930s"
Book Condition: Fine: Minor edge wear. Clear protective cover. Custom grey cloth traycase in excellent condition.