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Passage of Arms

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Passage of Arms

by Ambler, Eric

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1960. First American Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Fine/near fine. First American edition of Passage of Arms by Eric Ambler.. Octavo, [6], 246pp. Red cloth with red embellishment on spine, title in gilt on spine. Stated "first American edition" on copyright page with inspection slip stating "no. 47" laid-in. Solid text block, top edge dyed green, a fine example. Two publisher's dust jackets, both with $3.95 retail price listed on front flap, outermost jacket with slight sunning to spine, both near fine examples.

Synopsis

Passage of Arms is a novel by Eric Ambler, written in 1959. It is a fast paced thriller about the discovery of a cache of arms abandoned by communist insurgents in the jungle of Malaya, and the transfer of the arms via Singapore to Indonesia. The book is structured as a story within a story within a story. The outer story is that of Girija Krishnan, the Tamil plantation clerk who finds the cache and sells it.

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Bookseller
The First Edition Rare Books, LLC US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
12148
Title
Passage of Arms
Author
Ambler, Eric
Illustrator
First American edition of Passage of Arms by Eric Ambler.
Format/Binding
Cloth
Book Condition
Used - Fine
Jacket Condition
near fine
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First American Edition, First Printing
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1960
Keywords
eric ambler, ambler first edition, ambler signed, passage of arms ambler, the light of day ambler, the levanter ambler

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