The Spy Who Came in From the Cold - John le Carré 1963 - Victor Gollancz Ltd, London - First Edition A superb example of what graham Greene called ‘The best spy story I have ever read’. Dust jacket spotless, and without toning.

‘An icon of the anti-hero spy’ – United States Central Intelligence Agency.

The British Cold War spy novel that became famous for its portrayal of Western espionage methods as being morally inconsistent with Western democracy and values.

‘One of the All-Time 100 Novels’ –
TIME Magazine.

‘Best spy novel of all-time’ –
Publishers Weekly.
  John le Carré is the nom de plume of David John Moore Cornwell, born in Poole, Dorset, in 1931. He was a member of the British Foreign Service from 1959 to 1964, serving first as Second Secretary in the British Embassy in Bonn and subsequently as Political Consul in Hamburg. He started writing novels in 1961, and since then has published twenty-one titles.

References:
Penguin Random House, web. John le Carré, web. IMDB, web.

Octavo (book size 19.2 x 13 cm) pp. 222 [2]. Publisher’s blue cloth, gilt titles to spine. Dust jacket, priced ‘18/- net’ to lower front flap, apart from which rear panel and both flaps blank.
  Condition: Near fine, fading to inner edge, in near fine dust jacket, and to be picky - a miniscule amount of fading to spine, two faint 1mm marks to flaps, and little rubbing to upper corners and head of spine.   Ref: 109242   Price: HK$ 20,000