Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1995. First Edition - First Impression. (10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1).The scarce first printing in the first issue dust-wrapper, of which only a few hundred or so copies were printed before the author stopped production because of his dislike of the dust-wrapper design. Near Fine / Near Fine. Original publisher's black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. A Near Fine copy, top and bottom of of spine slightly bumped, page edges a little tanned, internally nice and clean, binding tight and square, no inscriptions. In Near Fine dust-wrapper, not price-clipped, that has a little slight shelf wear. Now in removable, clear, protective cover. SIGNED by John le Carre on one of the author's own adhesive labels above his printed surname affixed to the half-title page. Very Rare Signed First Edition, First Printing of this acclaimed post-Cold War spy novel. Our Game : The Cold War is over, the Berlin Wall has come down and retired spy Tim Cranmer has been put out to pasture, spending his days making wine on his Somerset estate. But then he discovers that his former double agent Larry - dreamer, dissolute, philanderer and disloyal friend - has vanished, along with Tim's mistress. As their trail takes him to the lawless wilds of Russia and the North Caucasus, he is forced to question everything he stood for.
Set in a fragmented, uncertain post-Soviet world, le Carré's brutal story of falsehoods and betrayal shows men playing dangerous games beyond their control. John le Carré, the nom de plume of David John Moore Cornwell, (19th October 1931 - 12th December 2020) was born in Poole, Dorset, and educated at Sherborne School, at the University of Berne (where he studied German literature for a year) and at Lincoln College, Oxford, where he graduated with a first-class honours degree in modern languages. He taught at Eton from 1956 to 1958 and was a member of the British Foreign Service from 1959 to 1964, serving first as Second Secretary in the British Embassy in Bonn and subsequently as Political Consul in Hamburg where, in his own words, I.. Spent a few ineffectual but extremely formative years in British Intelligence. His first novel, Call For The Dead, was released in 1961, and subsequently he published twenty five novels, winning numerous awards along the way including: Mystery Writers of America Edgar Grand Master (1984); British Crime Writers Association Diamond Dagger Lifetime Achievement Award (1988); British Crime Writers Association Dagger of Daggers for The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (2005); Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters, France (2005); and the Goethe Medal of the Goethe Institute (2011).Thanks for looking and feel free to contact me if you have any questions. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable".broadway" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.