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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

by John Le Carre

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Franklin Center, PA Franklin Library: Mystery Masterpieces, 1988. Hardcover Reprint Edition (1988). Very Near Fine: near flawless; the front panel is ever so slightly 'sprung'; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. 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 very nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a single unobtrusive flaw. In near-pristine condition, very clean inside and out, feels never to have been opened. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.55 x 6 x 1.55 inches). 355 pages. Teal-Blue, full-leather over boards. Lavishly decorated with silver designs at the front panel, rear panel and backstrip, which also shows gilt titles and raised bands. All Edges Silver. Portrait of the author at precedes the titles page and another illustration preceeds the first page of text. Illustrated with a single blue-toned design at the front and rear endpapers. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 10.5 ounces. Franklin Library of Mystery Masterpieces Series. Reprint Edition (1988). First published in 1974. Hardback: Full Leather Binding.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is a spy novel by John le Carré, first published in 1974. It is the first volume of a three-book series informally known as The Karla Trilogy, followed by The Honourable Schoolboy and Smiley's People. All three novels were published as a single-volume omnibus, The Quest for Karla.


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