COLLECTOR'S 1974 vintage 1st American edition hardcover book w/ dust jacket - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carre.
Publisher: Alfred Knopf, New York, Copyright, June 17th, 1974, fifth printing-September, 1974. ISBN 0394492196.
Brilliant cold war spy fiction, LeCarre has incomparable gift for conveying the shadowed and labyrinth world of international espionage. Full page author photo back of dust wrapper.
This is the first volume of a three-book series also known as "The Karla Trilogy" includes; Honourable Schoolboy and Smileys People.
It has become evident that somewhere at very highest levels of British Intelligence there stands a double agent, a mole. George Smiley, perhaps the most brilliant and complicated of them all, taciturn and sharp-minded protagonist, recalled from retirement to dig out the mole and destroy him.
He has worked with all of them for years, yet has no idea who it can be, so he begins the dark walk back through the years and unresolved episodes to find a clue.
Author of: Honourable Schoolboy, Smileys People, "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold" & "A Small Town in Germany" and more.
Hardcover, priceclipped DJ w/ gold & black titles, black cloth boards, BRILLIANT gilt front titles-spine, title imprints, 355 pp. Pages BRIGHT & unused. Binding tight. NOT ex-lib. Excellent vintage condition.
Pages fine/excellent/bright/crisp/clean-ffep-light wear-2" thin red bleed line. Cover fine/excellent/bright/clean-light shelfwear-corner bumping.
DJ good overall/bright/clean-has shelfwear-some edge creasing-chipping-scuffing-light top buckling-some small tears. Interior dj few water stains-toning.
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