New York: Alfred A. Knopf [A Borzoi Book], 1986. First American Edition. Cloth. SIGNED by the Author on a front endpaper, tall 8vo, black cloth with gold lettering on spine & front cover, black typographic red-yellow dust jacket (unclipped) designed by R. D. Scudellari, protected in an archival clear plastic cover, [xii] + 475 pages +  blank +  A Note on the Type. Weight: 1 lb. 15 oz. Near Mint / Near Mint. Item #5544
John Le Carré's spy novel THE LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL deals with Martin Kurtz, an Israeli spymaster, who plans to kill Khalil - a Palestinian terrorist who is bombing Jewish targets in Europe. It also concerns Charlie, an English actress and double-agent working for the Israelis. William F. Buckley thought the author's treatment transcended the spy novel genre.
EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION! Tight, bright, clean. Immaculate dust jacket in a protective archival clear plastic sleeve. No remainder markings.