Inside, the pages are clean and bright and free from any marks or damage save a little toning and age spotting. It is signed by the author on a laid in card on the title page. In all, a very tidy and clean example.
The book is housed in the original, first edition, dust jacket, with the original price of 18/- net to the front flap and otherwise blank flaps and rear panel. The jacket is in lovely condition, clean and bright with just a touch of shelf wear to the edges, slight fading to the spine and perhaps a little darkening to the rear panel. In all, this is a very collectible, smart example of this rare first edition, with signed copies only becoming rarer and more valuable these days.Following its publication, le Carré left MI6 to pursue his writing career. This novel became one of the most important in it's genre, changing the face of spy fiction forever. Le Carré used his firsthand knowledge of the secret services to produce a tense and twisting story that was unlike any other at the time. It was translated to the big screen in 1965, directed by Martin Witt and starring Richard Burton. It won a number of awards, including BAFTA Awards for Best Film, Actor, Cinematography and Art Direction.
It remains one of the high points of this incredibly popular and bestselling author. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "everlastingeditions" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.