Call for the Dead.London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd, 1961 Stock Code: 147326
The first appearance of George SmileyFirst edition, first impression, of le Carré's first book, and the introduction of George Smiley, rare in such nice condition. John le Carré (1931-2020) wrote nine novels featuring Smiley, his most famous character; Call for the Dead was adapted into a film, The Deadly Affair, in 1967, in which Smiley, renamed Charles Dodds, is played by James Mason.
Octavo. Original red boards, spine lettered in gilt. With dust jacket. Housed in a custom red cloth flat-back box.
Spine gilt very slightly rubbed to spine, foot of front inner hinge partly cracked but firm. A near-fine, bright copy in a lovely example of the dust jacket, spine just mildly toned with couple of nicks to foot, short closed tear to head rear panel, not price-clipped, remarkably bright, sharp, and well-preserved.
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