London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1939.
First edition. 320 pp. Red cloth with black lettering on spine; lacking the dust jacket. Good, with spine cloth faded, a few small stains and light fraying to cloth, slight cock to spine. Light pencil gift inscription to fep "In commemoration of the Great War of 1939." Light foxing to edges and endpapers. The basis of a 1944 film noir and a classic of espionage literature known as A Coffin for Dimitrios in the US; uncommon as the publisher's warehouse was bombed by the Nazis in WWII. Item #140939451