Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

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Author: le Carré, John [PSUED David John Moore Cornwell] (1931- )

Year: 1974

Publisher: Hodder & Stroughton

Place: London


349 pages. Octavo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2) issued in black with gilt lettering to spine and cover. First British edition.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is the first novel of the Karla Trilogy, the second and third novels being The Honourable Schoolboy (1977) and Smiley's People (1979), later published in an omnibus edition as The Quest for Karla (1982). These are the fifth, sixth, and seventh Le Carré spy novels featuring George Smiley.


Unusual in that the binder inadvertently bound the text upside down. Jacket with some closed tears and minor chips, spine ends with some chips and closed tears and creases, small noticeable chip at back head hinge. A very good copy in like jacket.

SOLD 2012

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