Category: Modern First Editions

CALL FOR THE DEAD Stock code: 14448


London: Victor Gollancz. 1961


First edition, first printing. Publisher's original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm with only light bumping at the spine tips. The contents are entirely complete and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. The text block, toned as often due to the quality of the paper stock, is otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the original first state dustwrapper which is without loss having only a couple of tiny nicks and short closed tears (with tape to the underside) and some toning and light marking to the spine and panel extremities. Not price-clipped (13/6 net to the front flap). An attractive example of this important debut in crime fiction.




Introducing George Smiley.