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Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
AMBLER, ERIC. The Ability to Kill. 2 copies: First and second printings. 8vo, gilt-lettered red cloth, second printing with few light spots to covers; dust jackets with laminate overlays, second printing with thin line of age-toning at extremities. London: Bodley Head, 1962; 1963
first edition, first issue with the dr. adams chapter. Only about fifty copies of this issue were bound for promotional purposes when a potential libel suit caused the publisher to stop press and substitute an essay on Hanratty and the A6 Murders for the section about Dr. Adams. The entire 32-page gathering was reprinted while the stock was still in sheets. A copy of the corrected issue is included in this lot (London, 1963).
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