London, Hodder and Stoughton. 1936. First Edition of the author's first novel. 8vo, pp.320. Association copy, belonging to a leading British Army lawyer. Bound in contemporary native red oasis over marbled sides, spine titled and ruled in gilt, with speckled edges. Bumped to lower corners. Internally very clean. Some dustiness to top edge else a fine copy of a scarce Ambler title, in an attractive old leather binding. Bound for Anthony Somerhough, with his gilt mongram to foot of spine and bookplate within. Group Captain Tony Somerhough, QC, was the former head of the British War Crimes Group in Germany, BAOR, and a Deputy Public Prosecutor. Item #37712
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