First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely fine copy, the binding square and firm, the cloth fresh and without fading. The contents with the unavoidable greying of the cheap paper stock are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very lightly rubbed dustwrapper that remains without fading, loss or tears. Not price-clipped (18/- net to the front flap). Housed in a red cloth solander case. A beautiful example.
Signed by John Le Carré in black ink on the title title page. The author's breakthrough novel. Winner of both the Gold Dagger award (from the Crime Writers' Association) and the Edgar Award (from the Mystery Writers of America) for best novel, the first work ever to win both titles. On the 50th anniversary of the Dagger Awards in 2005, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold was awarded the "Dagger of Daggers", a one-time award given to the stand-out novel among all 50 winners over the history of the Crime Writers' Association.
Stock code: 20673