Published by Hodder & Stoughton, London; 1977. First Edition. 8vo. Condition: Near Fine/ Near Fine.
A very smart first edition of this popular novel by Le Carré, forming the second book in the Karla Trilogy. It is bound in it's original black boards with gilt title to the spine. The binding is tight and clean, with just a little bumping to the corners and spine and a slight knock to the front bottom edge.
Inside, the pages are clean and bright, free from blemishes, marks or damage. Indeed, the book would appear to be unread.
The dust jacket is also in very smart condition, with just a little bumping to the edges, but otherwise free from marks and damage and in excellent condition.
In all, this is a very collectible example of this popular first edition, which would make a fantastic gift for any lover of Le Carré's work or avid book collector. It would look smart on any book shelf.