Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1979.
First Edition. Leather_bound. 9 1/4" X 6 1/2". 389pp. Bound in full blue leather over boards, with decorations stamped in gilt to boards and spine. Raised bands to spine. Moderate rubbing and edgewear to covers, corners, and edges of boards. Rubbing, dust-spotting, and heavy foxing to all-gilt edges of text block. Discoloration to edges of silk moire endpapers. Foxing to endpapers, and occasional faint foxing to pages throughout, otherwise pages are free of marks and notation. Staining to silk ribbon placemaker. Binding is sound. An admittedly worn but still quite handsome limited first edition of this novel by John le Carre.
This limited first edition of Smiley's People was privately printed exclusively for Members of The First Edition Society.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
Tell Max that it concerns the Sandman…
A very junior agent answers Vladimir’s call, but it could have been the Chief of the Circus himself. No one at the British Secret Service considers the old spy to be anything except a senile has-been who can’t give up the game—until he’s shot in the face at point-blank range. Although George Smiley (code name: Max) is officially retired, he’s summoned to identify the body now bearing Moscow Centre’s bloody imprimatur. As he works to unearth his friend’s fatal secrets, Smiley heads inexorably toward one final reckoning with Karla—his dark “grail.”(Publisher). Good. Item #11193