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Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1949. Octavo, cloth. First U.S. edition. An Albert Campion detective novel.
Greenwich, CT: [Fawcett Publications, Inc., 1966]. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Gold Medal #d1611. Paperback original. Harboiled mystery novel.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Signed by Altman on the title page. Suspense/thriller novel.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Signed by Altman on the title page. Spy thriller set during WW II.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, . Octavo, boards. First edition. The author's first novel. Spy thriller set in 1943 involving Atomic secrets.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. Octavo, cloth. First U.S. edition. 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.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. Octavo, pp. [1-12] [1-2] 3-280 [281-284], printed wrappers. 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.
New York: The Mysterious Press, 1991. Octavo, cloth. First edition. 1/26 lettered copies signed by the author. One of 26 lettered copies signed by the author. The 26 copy lettered edition is the only signed limited of this title. Ambler would not sign a numbered edition. Introduction by Ambler. Includes eight stories, six feature Dr. Czissar, a refugee Czech detective written during World War II.
New York: Republic Features Syndicate, Inc., 1957. Small octavo, two issues, all published, covers by Bob Maguire and Victor Olson, pictorial wrappers. Digest sized magazine. Spy fiction with original material. Featured a lead novel and shorter pieces. Lyle Kenyon Engel is listed as editor but the actual editorial work was by author Michael Avallone. The first issue lead novel was by John Jakes which was re-worked later as a Nick Carter paperback. The well received magazine lasted only two issues as it and it's sister magazines were done in by a strike. Cook, Mystery, Detective and Espionage Magazines, pp. 26-27.
London: Jonathan Cape, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Farcical novel of a secret society. "The Egyptologists are the members of the Metropolitan Egyptological Society housed in London, and just what goes on or comes off in the Isis Room is not revealed until the end of this long legpull. It is also withheld from their wives who, in boredom, form a solid bloc; but when they are summoned by the Yard (the Superintendent insists on admission), threatened with the visitation of an outsider and a public viewing on television, it all becomes sufficiently Pharanoid to result in their dissolution. "We're twee; you see. We know so well that what we're up to is the least twee of human activities..." Well, you can skip the hieroglyphic twee and settle down to being twitted with some aimless nonsense. Most of the characters are faceless but one of them could be Peter Sellers." - Kirkus Review, February, 1965. Filmed as a made for TV Czech movie.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1966. Octavo, boards. First edition. "Amis' conglomerate chronicle, a little science fiction (the genre he charted in New Maps of Hell), possibly a spy thriller (remember, he anatomized Fleming's oeuvre), some satire (he is a splendid satirist) uses many techniques, all the way from mischievous parody to more serious protest. ... All in all, it might be classed as an intellectual thriller-- it's a work of considerable originality and agility and it should keep its readers firmly captive, midway between attention and admiration." - Kirkus Review, August 1, 1966.
San Francisco: Privately Printed, 1965. Octavo, cloth. First edition. An uncommon title. Contributors include: Anthony Boucher, Edgar W. Smith, Poul Anderson, Fritz Leiber and many others.
London: William Heinemann Ltd., . Octavo, boards. First edition. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-5.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1959. Octavo, cloth. First edition. The first Trygve Yamamura novel.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1959. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Review materials laid in. The first Trygve Yamamura novel. Winner of the first annual Macmillan Cock Robin Mystery Award.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992. Octavo, Hardcover. First edition. Edgar award nominee for best first novel.
London: Allied Newspapers Ltd., n.d., [193-]. Octavo, original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. 1023-page anthology with fifty stories by Ruby M. Ayres, Cameron Blake, Victor Bridges. John Buchan, Reginald Campbell, Leslie Charteris, J. S. Fletcher, R. Austin Freeman, and others. Contento and Greenberg, Index to Crime and Mystery Anthologies, pp. 547-48.
London: Faber and Faber Ltd, . Octavo, original red cloth, spine stamped in gold. First edition. 550-page anthology with nineteen stories by Peter Cheyney, Agatha Christie, Freeman Will Crofts, Philip MacDonald, Ellery Queen, John Rhode, E. C. Vivian, and others. Follow up volume to MY BEST DETECTIVE STORY.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Scarce early hard boiled novel. Intelligent guy stumbles into the underworld and becomes the leader of a mob.
Derby, CT: Monarch Books, Inc., . Small octavo, cover by Lou Marchetti, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Monarch # 231. Paperback original. Hardboiled mystery novel, set in New York.
New York, Toronto: Rinehart & Company, Inc., . Octavo, boards. First edition. Ex-con Mike Fontaine gets mixed up in a murder he did not commit. Hubin, p. 28.
New York, Toronto: Rinehart & Company, Inc., . Octavo, boards. First edition. Crime novel featuring Timothy Dane private eye. The Dane character is a romantic, ..."is a shamus like no other in fiction: young, naive, tender with women, inept at machismo, incapable of escaping tight spots singlehandedly, resorting to violence rarely. There is about Dane a sweetness, a delicate simplicity as incongruous as it is memorable." - Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), pp. 22-23.