London: Heinemann, 1968. [Spy thriller] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (22 x 15cm) pp.306; , blank. Publisher's burgundy cloth, gilt titles to spine, pictorial dust-jacket. Internally fine, some light toning and spotting to edges, small mark to flyleaf from a removed label. Cloth lightly handled. Price clipped wrapper with light bruising to edges, orange text to spine not faded as often found. Very good. '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 #54899
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