London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1938. [Haycraft-Queen cornerstone novel] INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 14cm), pp.287 . INSCRIBED by the author in black ink to title page: 'To Tom with very / best wishes and all / the best - / Eric Ambler'. Publisher's grey cloth titled in black to spine and upper, with light blue endpapers. With the pictorial jacket priced at 7/6 to spine. Book slightly toned to extremities else fine, jacket lightly worn, minor wear to crown. Housed in a leather-spined clamshell box. Item #63518
Howard Haycraft; Murder For Pleasure. Cooper and Pike; Detective Fiction, see also Haining; Crime Fiction p.201. Gilbert; Ian Fleming The Bibliography, p.634.