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41 Allbeury, Ted DEEP PURPLE
(London): New English Library, (1989). 0450488853 / 9780450488856 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. Hardcover. Age-toning to the pages, as usual, else fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Cold War thriller involving two M16 investigators caught in an intricate web of treachery. "The most consistently inventive of our novelists of espionage, the one that other thriller writers point to as the finest craftsman among them."--Guardian. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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42 Allbeury, Ted DEEP PURPLE
New York: The Mysterious Press, (1990). 0892964014 / 9780892964017 First U.S. edition: Uncorrected Proof. Hardcover. Fine in printed red wraps and advance dust jacket (lacking the published text.) 
By the author of A WILDERNESS OF MIRRORS, THE CROSSING, and SEEDS OF TREASON. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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43 Allbeury, Ted DEEP PURPLE
New York: The Mysterious Press, (1990). 0892964014 / 9780892964017 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Allbeury is arguably the best teller of spy tales to come out of that growing group of authors who were spies themselves."--Washington Post. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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44 Allbeury, Ted SEEDS OF TREASON
New York: The Mysterious Press, (1987). First U.S. edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
"A classic writer of espionage fiction."--Len Deighton. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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45 Allbeury, Ted SHOW ME A HERO
(New York): The Mysterious Press, (1994). 0892964332 / 9780892964338 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"The most consistently inventive of our novelists of espionage, the one that other thriller writers point to as the finest craftsman among them."--Guardian (London). 
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46 Allbeury, Ted THE DANGEROUS EDGE
(London): New English Library, (1991). 045049599X / 9780450495991 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"No one picks a way through the Intelligence maze with more authority or humanity than Allbeury."--The New York Times Book Review. 
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47 Allbeury, Ted THE STALKING ANGEL
New York: The Mysterious Press, (1988). 0892961848 / 9780892961849 First U.S. edition, first printing. Fine in black linen over red boards with metalic red titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 
Originally published in England as THE REAPER. Allbeury is a British espionage novelist and former Intelligence officer, who has said, "Only someone who has done it knows what it is like to arrest a man, shoot a man..." 
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48 Ambler, Eric A COFFIN FOR DIMITRIOS
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Two small stains to the front cover, else a very good plus copy; in the rare dust jacket that has been trimmed one-half inch to the lower shelf edge and reinforced internally with brown paper. 
Originally published in England as THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS (1939) and later released as a film under the same title in 1944, with Peter Lorre in the role of author Charles Latimer who is obsessed with the sudden death of Dimitrios Makropoulos. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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49 Ambler, Eric EPITAPH FOR A SPY
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952. First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild age-toning to the edges of the blue patterned boards, else very good plus; in a shelfworn, very good illustrated dust jacket that is chipped, torn, and mildly soiled. Jacket design by Bill English. 
Originally published in the Uk (1938), the novel reflects the confusions and changing views of a generation on the brink of world conflict. Contains a new footnote by the author. Filmed several times, most notably as HOTEL RESERVE (1944). A classic! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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50 Ambler, Eric HERE LIES: An Autobiography
New York: Farrar Strauss Giroux, (1986). 374169758 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in an age-toned, else fine dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs reproduced on coated stock. 
Autobiography by the author whose groundbreaking genre work in early classics like MASK OF DIMITRIOS and JOURNEY INTO FEAR prompted Graham Greene (no slouch himself) to dub Ambler "our greatest thriller writer." 
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51 Ambler, Eric INTERCOM CONSPIRACY
New York: Atheneum, 1969. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Slight lower corner tip bump, else a fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with a hint of fading to the color sensitive spine. 
"Derived from a draft of the missing Charles Latimer's account of a WASPish weekly newsletter published in Switzerland and its connection with a splendidly ingenious con game managed by two retired secret agents." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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52 Ambler, Eric SIEGE OF THE VILLA LIPP
New York: Random House, (1977). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 

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53 Ambler, Eric THE ABILITY TO KILL and Other Pieces
London: The Bodley Head, (1963). First edition, second (expurgated) issue. Hardcover. Fine; in a price-clipped, else fine dust jacket with grim cover drawing by Don Higgins. 
Collection of non-fiction pieces about the "gifted but aberrant minority" of real life murderers. Ambler treats Burke and Hare, Madeleine Smith, Crippen, Landru, Haigh, and Christie. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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54 Ambler, Eric THE CARE OF TIME
New York: Farrar Strauss Giroux, (1981). 0374118981 / 9780374118983 First U.S. edition: Uncorrected proof. Proof. Mild fading to the spine, mild soiling to page edges and to rear cover, thus a near fine copy in grey wraps. Publisher has stapled a photocopy of the flap blurb to the inside cover and cellotaped review excerpts to the bastard title-page. 
A relatively uncommon advance state of this novel by the author of THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS. "Ambler's enigmas and chimeras are as potent as ever."--The London Observer. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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55 Ambler, Eric THE INTERCOM CONSPIRACY
New York: Atheneum, 1969. First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a price-clipped, near fine dust jacket. 
Charles Latimer, English historian and novelist, who first appears in THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS reappears in a shadowy way in this novel of a con game managed by two retired secret agents. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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56 Amis, Kingsley THE ANTI-DEATH LEAGUE
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1966. First edition. Hardcover. Some uniform offsetting to the endpapers, the usual Gollancz hairline crack to the inner hinges, otherwise very good in a slightly shelfworn and nicked dust jacket with edge tears and accompanying creases. 
Psychological espionage with a fascinating twist. Colorful wrap-around jacket designed by Raymond Hawkey. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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57 Anderson, James ASSASSIN
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1973). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine copy in dust jacket. 

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58 Anthony, Evelyn DOLL'S HOUSE
(New York): Harper Collins, (1992). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in dust jacket. 
By the author of THE RELIC. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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59 Anthony, Evelyn THE POELLENBERG INHERITANCE
New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Inc., (1972). 9997406125 / 9789997406125 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A very good plus copy in white linen-backed blue gilt stamped boards with spine titles gilt; in a shelfworn illustrated dust jacket with a few edge tears and attendant creases. 
"From the moment a Nazi general, living secretly in Spain, decides to lead his daughter to a priceless inheritance, an intricate web is spun until the concentric threads of intrigue draw the characters to a suite at the Paris Ritz for a brilliant climax." 
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60 Archer, Geoffrey SKYDANCER
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, (1988). First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in dust jacket. 
A novel of espionage, betrayal, and the ultimate doublecross. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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