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le Carré, John (Le Carre)
The Karla Trilogy - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Honourable Schoolboy, Smiley's People (A Signed Three-Volume, First Printing Set)
Hodder & Stoughton, 1974. A handsome and harmonious first edition, first printing set of le Carré's celebrated Karla Trilogy - comprising Tinker Tailor Solider Spy (1974), The Honourable Schoolboy (1977) and Smiley's People (1980) - each signed by the author on a matching plate to the title page. All three volumes are at least Near Fine, being crisp and clean and free from marks, foxing and inscriptions. The dustwrappers are bright, unclipped and Near Fine. TTSS is Near Fine+: tight and square binding in sharp black boards; a little toning to the edge of the page block; Foyle's label to the front pastedown; Fine but for some fading to the publisher's purple topstain, which nonetheless remains bright. The Near Fine dustwrapper is crisp and bright; a little rubbing to the head of the spine; modest sunning to the spine (but far less than is typically seen). The Honourable Schoolboy (publisher's variant with blue cloth and map endpapers - no precedence) is Near Fine: tight and square binding; gently rubbed to the spine tips; a little toning to the edge of the page block, else crisp and clean. The Near Fine dustwrapper is bright and vibrant with no fading at all; a little rubbing to the spine tips and corners; a short (3mm) closed nick to the bottom-edge of the rear panel with an associated crease. Smiley's People is Fine: tight and square binding in sharp blue boards; a trace of rubbing to the heel of the spine, else crisp and clean in every regard. The Near Fine dustwrapper is vibrant and unfaded; lightly rubbed to the spine tips and corners; a few tiny stain marks to the lowe … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bradhurst Fine Editions [Framlingham, United Kingdom]
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