New York: Atheneum, 1964. First American Edition. Cloth and boards. 8vo, maroon quarter cloth with gold lettering on spine over gray boards; archival mylar-protected lettered dust jacket (unclipped), black endpapers, [viii] + 224 pages. Near Fine / Very Good. Item #7806
Eric Ambler (1909 – 1998), who has been called the "inventor of modern spy fiction," was an English author of thrillers, in particular spy novels. His selection of such thrillers includes excellent stories by Ambler himself, John Buchan, Ian Fleming, Michael Gilbert, Graham Greene, Compton MacKenzie, and Somerset Maugham.
This is a Near Fine copy of the Uncommon First Edition (with no number line or statement of printing). Cloth is tight with a slight bruise lower edge of front cover. Pages are lightly age-toned and without markings. Dust jacket is unclipped, quite bright, with slight soil, light wear, and some small chipping to its top edges, and a waterspot to the dj's mid-spine.