Le Carre, John -- The Karla Trilogy [Book]
London: Hodder and Stoughton 1974, 1977, 1979. First edition. 8vo. Three volumes, original cloth [black/blue/blue respectively], titles stamped in gilt on each spine, 349pp., 532 pp., 327 pp. Tinker Tailor Solider Spy - Hardcover: VERY GOOD. Dust Wrapper: NEAR FINE. Free of marks or inscriptions, book has a crease running the length of the spine, boards have minor bruising, some foxing to text block, pencil mark on half title. Dust Wrapper has modest discoloration and chipping. The Honorable Schoolboy – Hardcover: NEAR FINE. Dust Wrapper: NEAR FINE. Book is solid, pages are free of marks or inscriptions. Modest Foxing and spots to the text block. Unclipped Wrapper has even toning, else fine. Smiley’s People – Hardcover: FINE. Dust Wrapper: NEAR FINE. Book is practically flawless. Wrapper has insignificant chipping and toning. Each book is SIGNED by the author. First editions of all three of the famous spy novels. "David John Moore Cornwell, alias John le Carre, is a British author of spy novels. During the 1950s and the 1960s, he worked for both the Security Service and the Secret Intelligence Service, and began writing novels under his pen name. His third novel, 'The Spy Who Came In From The Cold' (1963), became an international best-seller." - Wikipedia. It featured George Smiley who is the main character in this trilogy collectively known as the "Karla Trilogy" and in the television series Smiley was famously played by Alec Guiness. In 2011, the novel was adapted into a successful film, starring Gary Oldman and Colin Firth, and received three nominations at the 84th Academy Awards.