Le Carre, John ~ The Honourable Schoolboy : Publisher’s Proof Copy Signed By The Author
Hodder & Stoughton, London : 1977
A Proof copy published by Hodder & Stoughton, London in 1977. The wrappered PROOF is in Very Good++ or better condition and is bound in plain white card covers. Blue map endpapers which are slightly undersized. Free from inscriptions and erasures. The scarce proof WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good+ condition. There is a little loss, creasing and rubbing at the spine tips with a little edge-wear at the corners. There is a sticker to the front cover publicising '120,000 copies first printing', 'record paperback price paid for UK rights' and 'simultaneous world publication on September 8th'. The wrapper is identical to that for the first trade edition although it differs in a few respects being slightly shorter, with a promotional sticker to the upper panel, larger spacing to the text on the lower flap and with a misspelling of the photographer's surname. The wrapper is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. The book has been signed (without dedication) by the author to the title page. A very scarce proof copy of the second title in the acclaimed 'Karla Trilogy'. Signed proof copies of this title are exceptionally scarce. Collectible.
CONDITION: Very Good++
JACKET: Very Good+