JUDGMENT ON DELTCHEV.
Edition: First printing, first issue dust jacket.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1951) dj. Hardcover first edition - Ambler's seventh novel - but his first since World War II (his previous novel, "Journey into Fear," was published in 1940. When a playwright is asked to write an article about Deltchev's trial in the Balkans, he is expecting the usual travesty common to Communist regimes. Instead he discovers the secret and powerful Brotherhood and realizes he has to find out the truth, even if it will never come out in the trial. 256 pp. In the first issue dust jacket illustrated by Leslie Wood.
Condition: Very good in light blue cloth in a good dust jacket (usual toning to the pages, dj is price-clipped, has overall edgewear with some minor chipping, loss of about 1 cm at top of spine)