Coward McCann, 1964. FIRST CLUB EDITION, stated “First American Edition.” (Much rarer than later printings of the non-club release – these were put together using first printing sheets!) Very good condition, tightly bound, clean pages throughout, black cloth with bright gold facsimile signature on cover and bright gold titles on spine. Scarce original dust jacket, edge wear and corners chipped, some closed tears and creases, few light areas. This cold war thriller brought LeCarre instant fame. It was described by Graham Greene as the best spy story he had ever read. Basis for the popular movie that starred Richard Burton in the lead role. The author's third book and winner of the Edgar Award in year of publication. 256 pages.