The Honourable Schoolboy

LE CARRE, John. The Honourable Schoolboy.

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LE CARRE, John. The Honourable Schoolboy. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1977.

8vo, original blue boards, spine lettered in gilt; in the original unclipped dust-jacket (£4.95); endpaper maps showing China, Hong Kong, and Thailand; pp. [vii], viii, [ix-xv], 16-532; a fine copy in fine jacket, one small abraision to head of spine, and a touch of rubbing to the lower edge. A superior copy, with none of the sunning to spine sometimes found in early Le Carres.
First edition of the second volume in the Karla Trilogy. In the wake of a demoralizing infiltration by a Soviet double agent, Georg Smiley attempts to restore the health and reputation of the British Secret Service.