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ASHENDEN,

or,

THE BRITISH AGENT




PUBLISHED: Doubleday, Doran & Company,

New York 1928




8vo., First Edition, original orange lettered blue cloth with

devices stamped in orange, spine faded, pp. 304, a few

small dog-ear creases, binding rubbed at corners and edges,

a few small marks, contents clean with no foxing,

a good copy of the author's spy stories.



* Based largely on his own undercover experiences in Europe

& Russia. It is believed that initially there were 31 stories but

14 had to be destroyed on Churchill's orders as they were in

breach of the Official Secrets Act.



Many authors of spy fiction have acknowledged the

importance and merit of this work over the years, including

John Le Carre , Graham Greene, Eric Ambler, Julian Symes

and Raymond Chandler.

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THE VAGRANT MOOD

PUBLISHED: William Heinemann London

1952.



8vo., First Edition, original gilt lettered red cloth, in its torn

and worn d/w, pp.241, internally very good.


*From Kant to Raymond Chandler; from Zurbaran to

"Elizabeth and her German Garden;" from Burke to Augustus

Hare; such is the range and diversity of this volume.....

(blurb on d/w)

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THEATRE A NOVEL

PUBLISHED: William Heinemann London.

1937




8vo., First Edition, original gilt lettered blue cloth, in its dust

wrapper chipped with portions missing from head and tail of

spine, pp. 293, blue endpapers, apart from wear to dust

wrapper a very good copy.

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THE NARROW CORNER

PUBLISHED: William Heinemann London.

1932



8vo., First Edition, original gilt lettered blue cloth, spine gilt,

in a chipped and torn pictorial dust wrapper, pp. 293,

apart from wear to dust wrapper a very good copy.


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