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THE LOOKING GLASS WAR WITH: A LETTER FROM DAVID CORNWELL (JOHN LE CARRE) TO HIS PUBLISHER ON THE LOOKING GLASS WAR
New York: Coward-McCann, 1965. 320 pp, 8 5/8" H. Cold War adventure featuring George Smiley. Inscribed on dedication page: "Elizabeth Lowry / with best wishes / from / John le Carre / 8/?/65 / David Cornwell". The Elizabeth Lowry of the inscription was one of the owner's of Cannon's Book Store in Oak Park, Illinois. Laid in is an eight page (including covers) stapled pamphlet (7 13/16" H x 5 1/2" W), entitled "A LETTER from DAVID CORNWELL (JOHN LE CARRE) to HIS PUBLISHER on THE LOOKING GLASS WAR". Also included - a magazine article by Joseph Wechsberg entitled "John le Carre: Will his success spoil David Cornwell?", 3 pages with b&w photographs/advertisements on versos, stapled at top left corner and folded into quarters, with "L.H.J. April 1965 written at bottom right. Books signed as both John le Carre and David Cornwell are quite uncommon. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small slight bump at one corner, soft bump to top corner of text block from page 68 to 282, very small dent/soft crease at top edge of pages 239 to 260, gold missing from one letter 'S' in title on spine, some areas of slight fading to colour on top of text block, four tiny faint liquid stains on to of text block, small light water stain at top edge of half-title page to chapter 1 title page - shows more on title page and dedication page. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light rubbing to glossy surface - no colour loss, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small closed tear on rear hinge, protected in a mylar sleeve. Pamphlet has rusty staples, a few minor soft wrinkles, small 'X' mark front cover.. Inscribed By Author. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Janet Halverson, dust jacket art..
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