Hodder & Stoughton, 1979.
First edition, first printing. 8vo. Blue boards with gilt titles. Pictorial dustwrapper. A very good+ copy with clean boards. No inscriptions. A couple of small knocks to spine. The fine dustwrapper is complete & fresh. Original price of £5.95 to front flap. Uncommon with none of the usual fading to orange hue on wrapper spine. A superb dustwrapper.
The third part of the "Karla" trilogy. George Smiley is called out of retirement to conclude his career long battle with the enigmatic and ruthless Russian spymaster Karla.