First Edition. "Professor Anselm Kreuzemark, the brilliant criminal, [is] in Barcelona visiting one of Spain's most powerful grandees. Thomas Preston, an Englishman and an old enemy of the Professor, work[s] to discover and block the Professor's plans to arouse the hidden hordes of Asia". Basis for Alfred Hitchcock's 1945 film-noir classic, Spellbound, that starred Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck. Near Fine but for few smudges and foxing to page edges, in Very Good plus dustjacket, centimeter chip at top spine end, top edge with some wear and several very short closed tears.