"It is said that men condemned to death are subject to sudden moments of elation; as if, like moths in the fire, their destruction were coincidental with attainment": First American Edition of The Spy Who Came In From The Cold; Signed by John Le Carre

  • The Spy Who Came In From The Cold.

The Spy Who Came In From The Cold.


Item Number: 4555

New York: Coward-McCann, Inc, 1964.

First American edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Le Carre on the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with the lightest of rubbing.

Upon publication, John le Carré’s The Spy Who Came in From the Cold forever changed the landscape of spy fiction. Le Carré combined the inside knowledge of his years in British intelligence with the skills of the best novelists to produce a story as taut as it is twisting, unlike any previously experienced.

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