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John Le Carré's masterpiece: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
First edition, a beautiful copy

"It is the best spy story I have ever read." -Graham Greene

"Aware of the overwhelming temptations which assail a man permanently isolated in his deceit, Leamas resorted to the course which armed him best. Even when he was alone, he compelled himself to live with the personality he had assumed. It is said that Balzac on his deathbed inquired anxiously after the health and prosperity of characters he had created. Similarly Leamas, without relinquishing the power of invention, identified himself with what he had invented."

LE CARRÉ, John. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1963. Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $1800.

First edition of Le Carre's rare and influential masterpiece, virtually defining a new genre of "anti-Bond" spy novels. Book near-fine with only the slightest fading and foxing to edges, dust jacket with only the most minute wear to top of spine. A beautiful copy.

 

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