London: Heinemann, 1968. [Spy thriller] SIGNED FIRST EDITION. Octavo (22 x 15cm) pp.306; , blank. Publisher's burgundy cloth, gilt titles to spine, pictorial dust-jacket priced at 30s. Autograph of John Le Carre in black ballpoint directly to title page. Discreet bookplate to flyleaf else a crisp, fine copy. 'A Small Town In Germany' is set in Bonn, the small and provincial capital of West Germany, where le Carré had worked in the Foreign Service. In this novel a minor bureaucrat in the British Embassy named Leo Harting has disappeared, along with many top secret files. The story deals with topical issues, student riots and rising neo-Fascism, with an ambiguous message about what might happen in the near future in Federal Germany. Item #55774
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