Lot 3: Ambler (Eric) The Dark Frontier, first edition,
October 25, 2012
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Ambler (Eric) The Dark Frontier, first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author to title, original cloth, spine a little discoloured, spine ends and corners a little rubbed, otherwise excellent, dust-jacket, spine a little faded, creased at head and foot, chipped at corners, tear to head of upper panel, light surface soiling, very good overall, preserved in custom slip-case, 8vo, 1936. 'Became press agent for film star, but soon after joined big London advertising agency as copywriter and "ideas man". During next few years wrote incessantly on variety of subjects ranging from baby food to non-ferrous alloys. Have travelled in most countries of Europe, been stranded in Marseilles and nearly drowned in the Bay of Naples. Decided, on a rainy day in Paris, to write a thriller. Result was The Dark Frontier.' Eric Ambler. ***A good example of Ambler's scarce first novel..