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The Ipcress File.

by Len Deighton

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Franklin Center, PA Franklin Library: Mystery Masterpieces, 1988. Hardcover Deluxe Reprint Edition (1988). Fine: flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome like-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing no flaws. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.8 x 5.85 x 1.4 inches). 279 pages. Deep Blue, full-leather over boards. Lavishly decorated with gilt borders at the front and rear panels, with a black and white design within a bright full-color pastedown inset by Terry Widener at the front panel and silver titles and designs at the backstrip, which also shows raised bands. All Edges Gilt. Decorated Endpapers. In pristine condition, very clean inside and out, feels never to have been opened. Illustrated with a single blue-toned illustration by Terry Widener at the front flyleaf. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 9.1 ounces. Deluxe Reprint Edition (1988). First published in 1962. Hardback: Full Leather Binding.

Len Deighton's classic first novel, whoseprotagonist is a nameless spy – later christened Harry Palmer and made famous worldwide in the iconic 1960s film starring Michael Caine.The Ipcress File was not only Len Deighton's first novel, it was his first bestseller and the book that broke the mould of thriller writing.For the working class narrator, an apparently straightforward mission to find a missing biochemist becomes a journey to the heart of a dark and deadly conspiracy.The film of The Ipcress File gave Michael Caine one of his first and still most celebrated starring roles, while the novel itself has become a classic.


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