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    Sale 5315

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Modern First Editions

    13 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 214

    LE CARRE, John (b.1931). Call for the Dead. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1961. 8°. Half title (small patch of very faint rubbing on verso of title). Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, yellow dust-jacket printed in pink and black (inconspicuous repair along upper edge of wrapper just touching letters, 2 other repairs on turn-ins, ?later endpapers). A GOOD COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THE AUTHOR'S FIRST PUBLISHED WORK, and the first appearance of George Smiley.

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    LE CARRE, John (b.1931). Call for the Dead. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1961. 8°. Half title (small patch of very faint rubbing on verso of title). Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, yellow dust-jacket printed in pink and black (inconspicuous repair along upper edge of wrapper just touching letters, 2 other repairs on turn-ins, ?later endpapers). A GOOD COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THE AUTHOR'S FIRST PUBLISHED WORK, and the first appearance of George Smiley.


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