Title Intrigue. The Great Spy Novels of Eric Ambler
Book Condition Very Good (Plus)
Jacket Condition Very Good
Edition Second Printing
Publisher New York Alfred A. Knopf 1943
Seller ID 004539
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1943. This omnibus edition contains four of the master's pre-War novels: "Background to Danger" (August 1937), "Cause for Alarm" (January 1939), "A Coffin for Dimitrios" (October 1939), and "Journey Into Fear" (October 1940). First published in March of 1943; this is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the Second Printing, from July of the same year. Uncommon to scarce; it was reissued in 1960. Light gray cloth binding, with blue titling and decorations on the spine and front cover. Clean text; xi, 275 pages, 281 pages, 284 pages, and 280 pages; blue topstain. The Introduction is by Alfred Hitchcock. The book is square and tight; unbumped; spine slightly darkened; light soil. The textblock is exceptionally fresh for wartime paper. The dustjacket, a modernistic design by Jean Carlu, is unclipped (although the $2.95 price has been crossed through). It shows some edgewear, with wrinkling and some small closed tears; a chip to the head of the spine, and a smaller one at the foot. In an archival plastic protector.. Second Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Dust jacket present.