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Ambler, Eric
The Mask of Dimitrios.
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1939. First edition of "one of the masterpieces of the genre" (The New York Times Book Review). Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "Dear Clive Hirschorn, How good it is to see an old friend in such fine condition- Eric Ambler London 1986." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with some very minor professional restoration to the spine tips. Housed in a custom slipcase. Rare in the original dust jacket and signed. The Mask of Dimitrios is widely acknowledged as one of the great espionage thrillers of the 20th century. "Not Le Carre, not Deighton, not Ludlum have surpassed the intelligence, authenticity or engrossing storytelling that established The Mask of Dimitrios as the best of its kind" (The Times). A Haycraft Queen cornerstone novel (Howard Haycraft, Murder For Pleasure). Basis for the motion picture starring Peter Lorre, Sidney Greenstreet, and Zachary Scott. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]
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