London: Jonathan Cape, 1964. [Spy novel] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.256. With 'First Published March 1964' on the copyright page. Publisher's dark grey cloth-effect paper over boards with silver titles to spine and Japanese characters in gilt to upper, bamboo patterned endpapers, pictorial dust-wrapper by Richard Chopping. Page edges a little dusty/toned, a little soiling to half title, jacket lightly handled, some toning to spine, minor creases to crown. Very good indeed. The last title in what has become known as the 'Blofeld' trilogy. This is the rarer of the two first printing issues, stating 'March 1964' on copyright page. Item #56974
Gilbert A12a (1.4).