London: Jonathan Cape, 1959. [Spy thriller] FIRST EDITION, VARIANT BINDING with silver lettering. Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.318. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with 'skull' design stamped to upper. A few light marks to covers, bumped to top edge; very good. An uncommon variant with silver rather than gold lettering to the backstrip, described in the bibliography as 'very occasionally [blocked] in silver'. Item #55926
Gilbert, Jon. Ian Fleming The Bibliography, A7a, p.235, final line.