New York, NY: Coward-McCann, 1968. [Spy Thriller] FIRST US EDITION. Octavo (22 x 15cm), pp.383 . Publisher's orange cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt facsimile signature to upper. Top edge orange. With the dust-jacket designed by Lennie Slonevsky, priced at $6.95. Gilt oxidised to spine. Some light marks to jacket spine. Near fine. A classic spy novel set in Bonn, the small and provincial capital of West Germany, where le Carré had worked in the Foreign Service. 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 #57255
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