The Spy Who Came in From the Cold - John le Carré 1963 - Victor Gollancz Ltd, London - First Edition First edition of example of ‘the best spy story I have ever read’ according to Graham Greene. In a dust jacket without the commonly encountered fading to spine.

‘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. Dust jacket with minor touch-up of colour to outer corners and two creases.
  ¢£   Condition: Near fine, fading to edges, small patches of rubbing to endpapers, in near fine dust jacket with minor touch-up of colour to outer corners and two creases, minor wear to spine ends and corners, small mark to front panel and rear panel.   Ref: 109535   Price: HK$ 12,000