New York London Toronto Sydney Singapore: Scribner, 2001. First American Edition. Cloth and boards. SIGNED by the Author on the title page, tall 8vo, blue quarter cloth with silver lettering on spine over white boards, archival mylar-protected photographic dust jacket (unclipped) depicting bees flying by Christine Rodin, 492 pages. Weight: 1 lb. 14.2 oz. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #5419
SUPERIOR CONDITION! Tight, bright, & clean. Immaculate dust jacket in a protective archival clear plastic sleeve. No remainder markings. Previous owner's gift inscription on a front endpaper.
The Constant Gardener novel tells the story of a British diplomat whose activist wife is murdered. When her husband seeks to uncover the truth, he finds an international conspiracy of corrupt bureaucracy and "Big Pharma" money.
Currently, signed first American editions seem considerably more scarce than first English published by Hodder & Stoughton.
John le Carré [given name: David Cornwell] (1931 – 2020) was a British author of best-selling "authentic" espionage novels. During the 1950s and 1960s, he worked for MI5 and MI6, which helped him to create authentic spy thrillers. His third novel, The Spy Who Came In from the Cold (1963), became an international best-seller.