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The Ipcress File

by Deighton, Len

Second impression

Price: $175.00
from: Squid Ink Books


  • Seller Inventory #: biblio6290
  • Book condition: to Near Fine
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Edition: Second impression
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • Place: UK
  • Date published: 1962
  • Keywords: Fiction

First UK edition, but the Second Impression, Very Good to Near Fine book with tiny bumps to corners front board, light bumps to spine ends, and with dusting to top of page block; in a Very Good jacket with light edge and corner wear, age toning along edges, mild rubbing and a couple of slight overwrite impressions. This Deighton’s first book and first spy novel. It involves brain-washing during the Cold War and the protagonist is left nameless in this and sequels. The movie was filmed in Britain in 1965 and starred Michael Caine in his first appearance as Harry Palmer (was not deemed possible to keep the protagonist nameless). The film received critical acclaim and won a BAFTA Award for Best British Film of 1965.