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The Spy Who Came In From the Cold - Signed First Edition

John le Carré


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Ref. 116787   Edition. Signed First Edition

Published By: Victor Gollancz Ltd 1963 (London)

'Superbly constructed, with an atmosphere of chilly hell' - J.B. Priestley. Signed to title page with both pen name and birth name: 'John le Carré (David Cornwell)'. Original paper slip within reading 'With the compliments of John le Carré'. Condition is as follows.
Dust jacket in excellent condition and not price clipped, with only flaws being a slightly faded spine and a little tanning to edge of rear cover. Features protective clear slip which can be easily removed. Jacket spine faded from pillar-box red to rust orange. Underneath lie powder blue boards with gilt to spine; spine extremities and corners slightly bumped but no marks or damage. Tiny blue tick to 'by the same author' advertisement page facing title page. Minor evidence of foxing up to p.9 and to last few pages of rear - text not affected. A very small amount of discolouration to gutter between p.194-195. A little spine lean.
Overall, this is a very nicely kept edition with two cases of le Carré's personal dedications. Any cosmetic flaws are very minor (please see images). This is a lovely, scarce example perfect for lovers of espionage thrillers, with the rare addition of an original signature. 

Book Condition: Very Good (See Description)

Jacket Condition: Very Good -

Size: 8vo

Binding: Hardback

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