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Modern Literature (Mysteries)

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1 Ambler, Eric A Coffin for Dimitrios
New York Pocketbooks 1943 Second Printing. Paperback Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: Pocketbooks, 1943. A wartime edition of one of Ambler's most famous novels of intrigue - "a dangerous pursuit of a dead man." This is the Second Printing of the first Pocketbooks edition, in Near Fine condition. The text is bright and supple, with no yellowing; the cover colors are bright, just a little rubbing to the spine, which is slightly splayed. A treat for the Ambler completist! Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. Second Printing.. Mass Market Paperback. Near Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 Ambler, Eric Cause For Alarm
New York Knopf 1940 Later Printing. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: Knopf, 1940. Ambler's second book of intrigue.This is a Near Fine copy of a Later Printing (1940) of the First Edition. Black cloth binding with blindstamped design on front cover and green lettering on the spine; Clean text; green topstain a bit faded; small spot indicating sticker-removal on rear paste-down. Laid-in is an old bookseller's receipt (there has been an increase).The dramatic cover (one of the most famous in Modern Literature) by Florian is bright and fresh, showing some edgewear with tiny chip[s and closed tears. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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3 Ambler, Eric Dirty Story
New York Atheneum 1967 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Atheneum, 1967. Another great thriller from the Master, a continuation of "The Light of Day." This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition (stated). The dustjacket is unclipped, in Near Fine condition, with just hints of wear at the edges. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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4 Ambler, Eric Dirty Story. A further account of the Life and Adventures of Arthur Abdel Simpson
London, Sydney, & Toronto The Bodley Head 1967 First UK Edition. Hardcover Fine Very Good Plus 
London, Sydney, & Toronto: The Bodley Head, 1967. The sequel to "The Light of Day" (filmed as "Topkapi"). A Fine copy of the First English Edition. Brown cloth binding with gilt lettering. The dustwrapper has been clipped; it has a tiny bit of edgewear, a closed tear, and some small chips. Still, Very Good Plus, in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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5 Ambler, Eric Doctor Frigo
New York Atheneum 1974 0689106092 / 9780689106095 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: Atheneum, 1974. A masterful tale of intrigue. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated). Clean and fresh text. Blue-gray and yellow cloth binding with gilt lettering. Tiny bit of sun at foot, small mark on FFEP, a tiny spot on the front board, else Fine. The dustjacket is unclipped, shows a bit of wrinkling on spine and ends of flaps. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Here Lies. An Autobiography, Ambler, Eric
6 Ambler, Eric Here Lies. An Autobiography
London Weidenfeld & Nicholson 1985 0297785885 / 9780297785880 First UK Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine Signed
London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1985. Autobiography of one of the acknowledged masters of intrigue and suspense. This is a Fine copy of the First English Edition. Blue cloth binding with silver lettering; clean and fresh text. It is SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the Title Page. The dustwrapper is unclipped and Fine; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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7 Ambler, Eric Journey Into Fear
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2000 Reprint. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. This is a Fine copy of the modern reprint edition of Ambler's famous spy novel, originally published in 1940. There is no publication date, but Quercus believes these reprints came out in 2000. Blue-gray paper-covered boards with a blue cloth spine with silver lettering. Clean text; 275 pages. Fine dustjacket; in a protective plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Reprint.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Ambler, Eric Passage of Arms
London Heinemann 1959 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
London: Heinemann, 1959. "Ambler at his splendid best" - gun-running intrigue with authenticity, tension, and humour. This is a Fine copy of the First English Edition (which preceded the American). Black cloth dustwrapper with gilt lettering on the spine. The colorful dustwrapper is unclipped, shows light wear at the top margins. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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9 Ambler, Eric Send No More Roses
London Weidenfeld & Nicholson 1977 0297772775 / 9780297772774 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1977. Mediterranean intrigue by the Master. Published in America as "The Seige of the Villa Lipp." This is a Very Good Plus to Near Fine copy of the First English Edition. Light green cloth binding; clean and fresh text; the spine & edges have a bit of fade, else Fine. A few closed small tears on the edges. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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10 Ambler, Eric State of Siege
New York Knopf 1956 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Knopf, 1956. In this great thriller, Ambler leaves Europe and the Levant for Southeast Asia. This if a Fine copy of the First American Edition. Blue boards with black cloth spine, gilt lettering. Clean and fresh text. The dustjacket design is by Jean Carlu. It is unclipped, with just a hint of wear at the margins. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11 Ambler, Eric The Ability to Kill and Other Pieces
London The Bodley Head 1963 First UK Edition. Hardcover Fine Good Plus 
London: The Bodley Head, 1963. An anthology of true crime essays by one of the great twentieth-century masters of intrigue. This is a Fine copy of the Second issue of the First Edition, lacking one chapter that was removed due to concerns that it was actionable as libel (an important consideration under English law). Bright red cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Fresh and clean text; 222 pages. The striking dustwrapper design features a drawing by Don Higgins. The wrapper has been clipped, else Fine. In a protective plastic cover. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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The Care of Time, Ambler, Eric
12 Ambler, Eric The Care of Time
New York Farrar, Strauss & Giroux 1981 0374118973 / 9780374118976 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine Signed
New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1981. Ambler, the "inventor of modern spy fiction," returns to the Middle East in this thriller. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition (stated First Printing). Blue boards with violet cloth spine with silver lettering. Clean and fresh text. It has been SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the FFEP. The dustjacket is unclipped, also Fine; in a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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13 Ambler, Eric The Care of Time
New York Farrar, Strauss & Giroux 1981 0374118973 / 9780374118976 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1981. A Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Blue boards with purple cloth spine with silver lettering. Tiny bit of sun evident at topedge and a small wrinkle top of rear panel (perhaps publisher error), else Fine. The dustjacket is unclipped, has a bit of wrinkling at the edges, small closed tear on rear panel. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Ambler, Eric The Care of Time
London Weidenfeld and Nicholson 1981 0297776959 / 9780297776956 First UK Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1981. A late novel by one of the true masters of intrigue that anticipates a world yet to come. This is a Near Fine copy of the First English Edition. Dark green cloth binding with gilt titling on the spine.Clean text; 250 pages. A few light spots on the pages edges, else a Fine copy. The dustwrapper Very Good (Plus). Unclipped, it shows a bit of minor edgewear and some sun-darkening at the margins. In an archival plastic protector.. First UK Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Ambler, Eric The Intercom Conspiracy
New York Atheneum 1969 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Atheneum, 1969. Swiss intrigue by the Master. This is a Near Fine copy of the First American Edition. Bright orange and red cloth binding with gilt lettering. Clean and fresh text with the exception of some spotting to the fore-edge (looks like tea). The dustjacket is unclipped, still bright; some minor edgewear/chipping to foot and head of the spine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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16 Ambler, Eric The Intercom Conspiracy
New York Atheneum 1969 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Atheneum, 1969. A Fine copy of the First American Edition (which precedes the English). Orange and ochre cloth binding with lettering in gilt and silver. Clean and fresh text. The red dustjacket is unclipped, and is still bright. Tiniest bit of edgewear at the tips, and a tiny closed tear on the front panel. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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17 Ambler, Eric The Levanter
New York Atheneum 1972 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good Near Fine 
New York: Atheneum, 1972. Middle Eastern intrigue by the Master, winner of the Gold Dagger Award. This is a Very Good Plus copy of the First American Edition (stated). Green and beige cloth binding with gilt and silver lettering; clean and fresh text; previous-owner signature on the front paste-down; some tanning on the top edges. The dustjacket has been clipped; just a tiny bit of wear at the tips. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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18 Ambler, Eric The Night Comers
London Heinemann 1956 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
London: Heinemann, 1956. Intrigue by the great master. This is a Near Fine copy of the First English Edition, published later in America as "State of Siege." Bright orange cloth binding with gilt lettering. Endpapers lightly foxed, (as typical of English printing) with a small previous-owner name on FFEP, else Fine. Clean and bright text. Wrapper design by Judith Bledsoe. The dustwrapper is unclipped and still bright, with only bit of wear evident at the edges and tips. The inside edges are tanned, and there is a cello tape repair to the inside spine. All in all, a nice copy of this great modern work. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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19 Ambler, Eric The Schirmer Inheritance
New York Knopf 1953 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Knopf, 1953. Ambler still remains one of the three greatest spy novelists of the 20th Century. This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition. Decorative yellow binding. Dustjacket design by Jean Carlu; it is unclipped, still bright, only the tiniest hint of edgewear. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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20 Ambler, Eric The Siege of the Villa Lipp
New York Random House 1977 0394499824 / 9780394499826 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Random House, 1977. Mediterranean intrigue by the Master. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated); previous-owner inscriptionon FFEP, else Fine. The dustjacket is unclipped. Minor hints of edgewear, two small closed tears, else Fine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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