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Inhaltsangabe: In this classic, John le Carré's third novel and the first to earn him international acclaim, he created a world unlike any previously experienced in suspense fiction. With unsurpassed knowledge culled from his years in British Intelligence, le Carré brings to light the shadowy dealings of international espionage in the tale of a British agent who longs to end his career but undertakes one final, bone-chilling assignment.
When the last agent under his command is killed and Alec Leamas is called back to London, he hopes to come in from the cold for good. His spymaster, Control, however, has other plans. Determined to bring down the head of East German Intelligence and topple his organization, Control once more sends Leamas into the fray -- this time to play the part of the dishonored spy and lure the enemy to his ultimate defeat.
On its publication in 1964, John le Carré?s The Spy Who Came in From the Cold forever changed the landscape of spy fiction. Le Carré combined the inside knowledge of his years in British intelligence with the skills of the best novelists to produce a story as taut as it is twisting, unlike any previously experienced, which transports anyone who reads it back to the shadowy years in the early 1960s, when the Berlin Wall went up and the Cold War came to life.
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold was hailed as a classic as soon as it was published, and it remains one today.
Buchbeschreibung Oak Tree Press, 2008. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P021906100012
Buchbeschreibung Oak Tree Press, 2008. Hardcover. Buchzustand: As New. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION. Signed by John Le Carre to title-page. One of 124 numbered and signed hand bound copies issued in marbled boards, and quarter bound in rich red cloth. Additionally featuring a tipped in signed and numbered frontispiece relief print signed by Stephen Alcorn. A really beautiful fine press edition that comprises the first chapter of the book. As issued in marbled boards, and presented in publisher's slipcase. What a marvellous looking book! This limited edition publication showcases the unforgettable opening sequences from the book recently voted The Greatest Spy Novel of All Time. First published in 1963, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold bowled over critics and readers alike with its unrivalled storytelling and fresh, morally ambiguous perspective. Since then it has won a panoply of international accolades, reflecting its crucial role within both our literary tradition and our social history. Please refer to images. D. B. Waters Rare Books: we are established (1998) professional booksellers of fine, select 1st editions only. All stock is fully guaranteed as authentic. We never stock any first edition that is devalued by either price-clipping, dedications, owner inscriptions or any other serious flaw. As such, crucially, our books will retain their rarity value for the future ahead. Truly collectable books for the serious collector. Lastly, all stock is dustwrapper protected, stored in our cabinets where the books remain unhandled, and each order is thoroughly and sensitively packaged and mailed within 24 hours. Feel free to get in touch if you require additional information or photos for this item. Good luck to all in your book-collecting! We look forward to welcoming our regulars and new customers alike with our great customer service and friendly advice. Signed by Author(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 000076
Buchbeschreibung Oak Tree Press, Fyfield, 2008. Hardcovers. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Not Issued. Stephen Alcorn (illustrator). First Thus. First thus. Limited edition of 124 numbered copies quarter bound in cloth and marbled paper-covered boards with printed label on front board and gilt title on spine and 26 lettered copies bound in leather, all signed by LeCarre. Copy #68. Black and white portrait of LeCarre by Stephen Alcorn hand printed letterpress and signed by him affixed to endpage as issued. Preface by LeCarre. Issued without dustjacket. Cloth-covered slipcase. Two small spots on the foreedge; otherwise, in Fine condition in a Fine slipcase. One in the publisher's series of first chapters of notable books issued as signed limited editions. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed By Author & Artist. Limited Edition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 10101410