THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD. John Le Carre.

THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD

New York: Coward McCann, (1964). First American Edition. Hardcover. First issue. The spy novel to end all spy novels. Alec Leamas, a 50-year-old professional, who has grown stale in espionage, and who longs to "come in from the cold" is sent to East Germany as a faux defector to sow disinformation about a powerful East German intelligence officer. Basis for the big screen film directed by Martin Ritt that starred Richard Burton, Oskar Werner, and Claire Bloom (1965). A nearly fine crisp copy, with a neat ownership signature (Barbara Steele) to the front endpaper, in a nearly fine crisp dust jacket. Item #14496

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