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AN EXPENSIVE PLACE TO DIE with "Top Secret In Transit Docket."
Edition: First UK printing.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1967) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifth espionage novel by this master of the genre, featuring his anonymous and cynical anti-hero (who was given the name 'Harry Palmer' in the films based on his books.) The title refers to Oscar Wilde's comment about Paris. Includes the "Top Secret In Transit Docket," complete with all ten enclosures laid in. 254 pp. Illustrated endpapers.
Condition: Near fine in charcoal gray cloth in a good dust jacket with wraparound art (chipping at the ends of the spine, other edgewear, rubbing to the folds), original price of 21s net still present. .Book ID: 77637More details Price: $50.00
THE IPCRESS FILE.
Edition: First printing.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1962) dj. Hardcover first edition - Secret File No. 1. Author's first novel, a landmark in the espionage genre, introducing Harry Palmer (although he remains anonymous in this book), a man whose loyalty no one can claim with certainty. Basis for the 1965 film of the same name, featuring Michael Caine. 224 pp. Bound in orange boards with gilt lettering on the spine, in the first issue dustjacket (without reviews) by Raymond Hawkey.
Condition: Good overall in a good dust jacket - slight spine slant, some soiling to edges of textblock, dust jacket has chipping at the corners and the ends of the spine, short tears and other edgewear. Original price of 15 net still present. A decent copy of a rather hard to find book.Book ID: 77099More details Price: $425.00