Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

The Karla Trilogy : ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’, ‘The Honourable Schoolboy’ And ‘Smiley’s People’ : All Three Titles Signed By The Author by  John Le Carre - Signed First Edition - 1974-79 - from Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB (SKU: 2222322244903)

The Karla Trilogy : ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’, ‘The Honourable Schoolboy’ And ‘Smiley’s People’ : All Three Titles Signed By The Author

Click for full-size.

The Karla Trilogy : ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’, ‘The Honourable Schoolboy’ And ‘Smiley’s People’ : All Three Titles Signed By The Author

by Le Carre, John

  • Used
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Very Good++/Very Good++
Seller
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Item Price:
$9,260.55
$29.21 shipping to USA
Standard Delivery: 14 to 21 days

More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal

About This Item

A set of the 'Karla' Trilogy : 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy', 'The Honourable Schoolboy' And 'Smiley's People'. All three titles are the First UK printings published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1974, 1977 and 1979 respectively. All three titles have been signed (without dedication) by the author to the title page. All three titles were signed at the same private signing event in 2019. Further details regarding this event can be supplied for provenance. Vol. 1) 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' : The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. Light pushing at the spine ends. The gilt titling remains bright. Light toning and spotting to the text-block. Free from inscriptions. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ condition. It bears the correct price of '£2.95' to the lower front flap. Light edge wear with the usual fading of colouring to the spine. A very tiny light watermark to the lower rear corner, which is barely discernible. Vol.2) 'The Honourable Schoolboy' : The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. Blue map end-papers. Light pushing at the spine ends with a little fading at the extreme edges. The gilt titling remains bright. Some light toning and spotting to the text-block. Free from inscriptions. The WRAPPER is complete and is in near Fine condition. It bears the correct price of '£4.95' to the lower front flap. Only very light edge wear with a small closed tear to the lower front edge. Vol.3) 'Smiley's People' :The BOOK is in near Fine condition. Only very slight pushing at the spine ends. The gilt titling remains bright. Free from inscriptions. The WRAPPER is complete and is in near Fine condition. It bears the correct price of '£5.95' to the lower front flap. Only a hint of edge wear with light toning to the rear upper edge. A light vertical crease to the front flap but barely discernible. No fading of the orange colouring to the design on the spine. All three wrappers are protected in removable Brodart archival covers. A very scarce set of the author's landmark trilogy with such attributes and full provenance provided. Collectible. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

Reviews

Review this book and you'll be entered for a chance to win $50!

(Log-in or create an account first!)

You're rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!

Details

Bookseller
Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
2222322244903
Title
The Karla Trilogy : ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’, ‘The Honourable Schoolboy’ And ‘Smiley’s People’ : All Three Titles Signed By The Author
Author
Le Carre, John
Book condition
Used - Very Good++
Jacket condition
Very Good++
Quantity available
1
Edition
First UK Editions
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Hodder and Stoughton, London
Place of Publication
UK
Date published
1974-79
Keywords
Karla, Le Carre, Smiley, spy, Tinker

Terms of Sale

Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

30 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged.

About the Seller

Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio.com member since: 2015
Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Ask Seller a Question

About Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

We trade as a family-run internet business in Market Harborough in the heart of the Midlands. We have over 10 years experience of collecting and selling a range of genres, specialising in iconic modern fiction and children's titles. Please feel free to browse our website: www.ashtonrarebooks.com. All items are fully described and if any reasonable discrepancy is noted on arrival to the customer, a full refund including payment for return to us will be made. Items over £250 may be paid for in instalments subject to agreement- however, all books remain the property of Ashton Rare Books until the full balance has been paid. Please contact us at : les@ashtonrarebooks.com if you are looking for a particular title or require further assistance.We are full members of the PBFA, ABA and ILAB.

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

title page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
wrappers
The paper covering on the outside of a paperback.  Also see the entry for pictorial wraps, color illustrated coverings for...[more]
Brodart
Generally used to refer to a clear plastic cover that is sometimes added to the dustjacket or outside covering of a book. The...[more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]

This Book’s Categories

tracking-