Alfred A. Knopf, 1990, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition
Black coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Bumping and rubbing to the head and to the heel of the backstrip and rubbing to the book corners. Shelf wear to the lower book edges. The spine is cocked. The front fore edge of the text block has been hand cut. Plain text dustwrapper, with yellow coloured background, and black and red coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Author photograph to the rear dustwrapper panel. Rubbing and creasing to the top and bottom dustwrapper edges. Fading to the backstrip region. At the end of his career as a British intelligence officer, Ned, recalls 30 years of "... suspicion, danger, boredom and exhilaration that is the essence of espionage and of his own sentimental education." -- from the front fold over panel. This is the First USA Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. X, 342 pages, last 7 pages blank. . The spine of the jacket has lost colour. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Espionage; ISBN: 0394588428. ISBN/EAN: 9780394588421. Inventory No: 0106387.