Smiley's People by John Le Carré 1st / 1st 1979
This is a first edition and first print published by Hodder and Stoughton in London 1979. This copy is near fine. The jacket does not have any browning or foxing. There is a small crease on the bottom right hand corner of the jacket. There is minor wear to the edges of the jacket with a few very small chips in it. It has not been price clipped. The text block is clear and free from and foxing or browning. The pages are clean with no previous owners ink. Overall, this copy is in a collectible near fine condition.
Smiley's People is a spy novel by John le Carré. Featuring British master-spy George Smiley, it is the third and final novel of the "Karla Trilogy", following Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Honourable Schoolboy. George Smiley is called out of retirement to investigate the death of one of his old agents: a former Soviet general, the head of an Estonian émigré organisation based in London. Smiley learns the general had discovered information that will lead to a final confrontation with Smiley's nemesis, the Soviet spymaster Karla.