London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1937. [Intrigue] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.314; , advertisements. Publisher's pale blue cloth lettered in black, mid-blue endpapers, pictorial jacket by Gibbs, priced 7/6. Trivial toning to edge of text block, jacket with very light rubbing/wear to extremities. Overall a lovely fine copy of Ambler's most elusive book in wrapper. "The pioneer of the sophisticated espionage novel and widely regarded as the inventor of the modern political thriller" [Gilbert; Ian Fleming The Bibliography, p.634]. Item #53253
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