BACKGROUND TO DANGER. [SPECIAL ADVANCE COPY]. Eric Ambler.

BACKGROUND TO DANGER. [SPECIAL ADVANCE COPY].

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. Octavo, pp. [1-12] [1-2] 3-280 [281-284], printed wrappers. Advance copy (uncorrected proof) of the first U. S. edition. Signed inscription by Ambler on the half title page to Otto Penzler: "To Otto, enviously, / I've never even seen / this book at this stage -- / Eric Ambler / 21 IX 81." Signed and dated a second time on the title page. This is an advance reading/review copy. Espionage thriller involving military secrets, Soviet agents, German agents and Rumanian oil. Filmed in 1943, directed by Raoul Walsh with George Raft, Sidney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre and Turhan Bey from a script by W.R. Burnett. Some tanning to text paper, spine leaned, small dampstain to upper front cover at right edge and another at upper spine / upper left front edge, light wear at edges with creasing at corners, a good to very good copy. An uncommon advance copy rarely found signed. (18924). Item #18924

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