New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. [Intrigue] FIRST U.S. EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.280; , blank; , advertisements; , blank. Publisher's orange cloth lettered in burgundy, pictorial jacket priced at $2.00. Edges of text block toned, ink ownership to flyleaf, jacket with a few chips and tears, clipped to rear flap corner. A very good copy. The author's second spy novel, basis for the 1943 film starring George Raft and Peter Lorre. "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 #53732
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