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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY JOHN LE CARRE CONCERNING THE RETIREMENT OF GEORGE SMILEY; TOGETHER WITH AN ORIGINAL… by  JOHN [PSEUDONYM OF DAVID JOHN MOORE CORNWELL] le CARRE - Signed First Edition - 1995 & 1991 - from BUCKINGHAM BOOKS (SKU: 44164)

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY JOHN LE CARRE CONCERNING THE RETIREMENT OF GEORGE SMILEY; TOGETHER WITH AN ORIGINAL CARICATURE PEN & INK DRAWING, INSCRIBED BY JOHN LE CARRE

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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY JOHN LE CARRE CONCERNING THE RETIREMENT OF GEORGE SMILEY; TOGETHER WITH AN ORIGINAL CARICATURE PEN & INK DRAWING, INSCRIBED BY JOHN LE CARRE

by le CARRE, JOHN [PSEUDONYM OF DAVID JOHN MOORE CORNWELL]

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N. P.: Privately written by le Carre and drawn by Chas, 1995 & 1991., 1995 & 1991. First edition. An autograph letter signed from John Le Carré regarding the retirement of George Smiley. Written in black ink on the author's letterhead and dated 19th November 1995 he writes "I think George Smiley has earned his retirement now, and I must write about other people and other times. But thank you for wanting him back, which is the greatest compliment you can pay him - Best wishes John Le Carré". Together with an original ink caricature of John Le Carré in pencil and black ink on white paper, signed by the artist Chas. bottom right. The drawing is also inscribed by the subject in black in at the upper right corner "For Phil Smallwood with my good wishes and thanks for his support! - John Le Carré, London Feb 21 1991". Both items are presented side by side within a white card mount. Condition is excellent, the letter with a single horizontal fold otherwise both in fine condition Tastefully presented in a 25" x 17 1/2" matted format, suitable for framing. At the time of writing the letter, George Smiley had been retired for 5 years (after The Secret Pilgrim) and would remain so for another 20 or so until returning in Le Carré's 2017 thriller A Legacy of Spies. A choice item.

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BUCKINGHAM BOOKS US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
44164
Title
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY JOHN LE CARRE CONCERNING THE RETIREMENT OF GEORGE SMILEY; TOGETHER WITH AN ORIGINAL CARICATURE PEN & INK DRAWING, INSCRIBED BY JOHN LE CARRE
Author
le CARRE, JOHN [PSEUDONYM OF DAVID JOHN MOORE CORNWELL]
Book condition
second hand
Quantity available
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Edition
First edition
Publisher
Privately written by le Carre and drawn by Chas, 1995 & 1991.
Place of Publication
N. P.
Date Published
1995 & 1991

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