The Le Carré Omnibus:
comprising Call for the Dead and A Murder of Quality.London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1964 Stock Code: 147535
First omnibus edition, first impression. This volume brings together the first two novels by John le Carré (1931-2020), both scarce in first editions. Gollancz published the omnibus to capitalise on the success of le Carré's third novel, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold.
Octavo. Original red boards, spine lettered in gilt. With dust jacket.
Ownership stamp to front free endpaper. Gilt faded to spine, faint foxing to edges of text block, contents clean and free from marks, a near-fine copy in the like dust jacket, spine lightly toned, two short closed tears to front cover, a handful of tiny nicks and creases to edges, otherwise notably fresh and bright.
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