The Spy Who Came In From The Cold

LE CARRE, John. The Spy Who Came In From The Cold.

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LE CARRE, John The Spy Who Came In From The Cold London, Victor Gollancz Ltd 1963

8vo, Original boards lettered in gilt to spine with original red printed dust wrapper; pp. 222; old ownership inscription has been removed from front flyleaf and spine slightly sunned; jacket a little stained; booksellers label 'Henry Sotheran Ltd...' to inside frontcover, otherwise very good.
First Edition of the best-selling crime novel, The Spy Who Came In From The Cold , the breakthrough in Carre's literary career. Set against the backdrop of Post-War Berlin, the book is no ordinary spy thriler- Le Carre's history as a British Intelligence officer grants this story extra dramatic authentcity as it investigates the very act of espionage itself amidst the terrifying environment of the Cold War.