LE CARRE, John. Our Game. Hodder and Stoughton. 1995.
8vo. Publisher's black cloth, spine lettered in gilt; in the original dust-wrapper (not price-clipped); map endpapers; with the ribbon page-marker; pp. [viii], 347; light mark to top edge of spine on cloth; very slight toning to paper stock; near fine.
First edition, first issue one of just 1000 copies printed before the presses were stopped because Le Carre objected to the jacket design. Instead of pulping, the out-of-favour initial copies were subsequently distributed to airport bookshops. A novel of suspense in the great British tradition. Le Carre employs an unremitting tension that electrifies the story from the first word. The aftermath of the Cold War is still looming large over the plot.