Sale 21FL01 | Lot 155

LE CARRÉ, JOHN Three volumes inscribed to William Safire.

Catalogue: Fine Literature
LE CARRÉ, JOHN  Three volumes inscribed to William Safire.

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Lot 155
LE CARRÉ, JOHN Three volumes inscribed to William Safire.
Each cloth in dust jacket, inscribed, signed and dated from John le Carré to Bill (William) Safire, two are additionally signed as David (le Carré's birth name) and as le Carré (pen name). Tallest 9 1/2 x 6 inches. Three volumes. Comprises: The Looking Glass War. New York: Howard McCann, [1965]. First American edition, second impression, inscribed in 1990 "For Bill Safire, scholar, controversialist, entertainer and gentleman ... 10 July '90 - the day a bunch of questionable men tried too late to kill the tyrant" and with an interesting typed letter laid-in to Safire from le Carré (signed as David Cornwell and on his stationery) regarding free speech and the paperback edition Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses which would "disadvantage people already in agony - eg. the hostages." Edge creases, short tears and price sticker to jacket; The Constant Gardener. [London:] Hodder & Stoughton, [2001]. First English edition. Inscribed "As the grapes in my vineyards ripen ... with affection and collegial regard." Fine; The Night Manager. London: Hodder & Stoughton, [1993]. First English edition. Inscribed "The U.S. edition is far prettier but ... for Bill Safire, a lion with the right kind of roar." Fine


C From the Collection of the late William Safire

Estimate: $500 - $800
Sold for $2,268 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $500 - $800
Sold for $2,268 (includes buyer's premium)

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Fine Literature

Tue, Jun 22, 2021 at 10am EDT