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Their Trade is Treachery
London: Prepared for Her Majesty's Government by the Central Office of Information,, 1964. Octavo. Original; colour-printed card wraps. 16 plates. A little rubbed, some internal cracking to the binding, but overall very good. First edition, issued "For Official Use Only" and extremely uncommon, COPAC listing BL and LSE only, OCLC adding copies at Georgetown, the University of Calgary, and Nanyang Technical University. In the wake of the Profumo Affair the COI "produced a lively booklet … as part of their educational campaign to improve the awareness of middle and lower grade officials and members of the Armed Forces of their responsibilities in regard of security matters" (Gladden, Civil Services of the United Kingdom: 1885-1970, p166). Includes accounts of notorious cases, tricks of the trade, and helpful advice, "Spies are with us all the time. They are interested in everything, defence secrets, scientific secrets, political decisions, economic facts, even people's characters in order to recruit more spies" (Preface). This copy with the ink-stamps of H.Q. A.P.I.S. [Army Photographic Intelligence Section] to both wraps, dated 14 August 1964.
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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