ANDREW, Christopher and Oleg Gordievsky. Instructions from the Centre. Top Secret Files on KGB Operations 1975-1985. Hodder and Stoughton. 1991.
8vo. Original cloth and wrapper; pp. xviii + 238, b&w plates; very good. Provenance: title page inscribed by Gordievsky to Nicholas.
First edition. Oleg Gordievsky was a KGB colonel who worked as a British agent through the 1970s and 80s and escaped to Britain in 1985. This book provides an insight into the workings of the KGB in the form of top secret documents that Gordievsky secretly photocopied and that were subsequently translated into English.