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A Perfect Spy

First Edition | First Impression

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Signed first edition of A Perfect Spy by John le Carre.

Octavo, 463pp. Blue hardcover with title in gilt on cloth spine. Stated “First printed 1986” on copyright page. Solid text block, light wear to spine, a near fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, retail price on front flap, light shelf wear. Signed by the author on the title page.

David Cornwell (1931-2020) was a British author who wrote under the pen name of John le Carre. In 1961, while working for British intelligence, le Carre published his first novel, Call for the Dead. With his third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963), le Carre became an international best-selling author, and he soon began writing full-time. Many of le Carre’s works are spy novels set during the Cold War. Several were made into movies. In 2008, The Times of London included John le Carre on its list of “50 greatest British writers since 1945.”

Additional information

Location Published

London

Publisher

Hodder & Stoughton

Edition

First Edition, First Impression

Date Published

1986

Binding

Hardcover

Condition

Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Near Fine

Author

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