London: The Bodley Head, 1978. [Espionage novel] First Edition, second state of title page with publisher's monogram in place of the Shakespeare head motif. Octavo (21 x 13cm), pp.339; , blank. Publisher's green cloth with gilt titles, top edge tinted purple, dust-wrapper designed by Michael Harvey priced at £4.50. Very good indeed, in similar, slightly toned jacket, with the red titles to spine sunned. Thriller concerning the Secret Intelligence Service in which a leak is detected and investigated; here author Graham Greene drew on his own experience in MI6 and explored the moral ambiguities raised by his old boss, legendary Soviet double agent Kim Philby. Item #57658
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