(New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953).

FIRST EDITION BY THE KING OF 20TH CENTURY POLITICAL THRILLERS. THE SCHIRMER INHERITANCE is a taut, rapid-fire urbane novel blending suspense and sophistication with intrigue and immediacy. When it comes to the modern spy novel, Eric Ambler 'wrote the book'; his innovated sense of realism brought the genre to a new level.
In THE SCHIRMER INHERITANCE a Philadelphia lawyers first big job looks to be a tedious bore, working through an inheritance case with not traceable heir. The case leads him however to danger and adventure in postwar Greece. Item #31586

First American Edition. 8vo, publisher's original yellow paper-covered boards printed in a design by W. A. Dwiggins resembling repeating rows of fleurs-de-lys, the spine lettered in black within an ivory field mimicking a paper label. In the original black dustjacket decorated with a large bold emblem of overlapping green and black piictorial symbols and with lettering in yellow and white. 246, [1] pp. A fine copy, the jacket with only very light and minor age at the edges and corners.

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