1977 The Honourable Schoolboy
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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
The first US trade edition, preceded by the true first UK edition and a limited edition in the same year. Spy novel by John le Carré, following his character of George Smiley, career intelligence officer with "The Circus", as he tries to run a successful offensive espionage operation to save the service from being dismantled by the government.
Winner of the Gold Dagger award for best crime novel of the year and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.
Complete with unclipped dust wrapper.
In the original publisher's full cloth binding. Externally smart with shelf wear, bumped to head and tail of spine and extremities, spine cocked forward. Dust wrapper unclipped and smart with shelf wear, lightly chipped to head of spine and creased to extremities, as common. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean.
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