Hodder & Stoughton, 1989. SIGNED FIRST EDITION. Octavo. Original blue boards, spine lettered in gilt. With dust jacket. A near-fine copy, edges sunned, in like dust jacket, rubbed, small patch of adhesive residue to front flap. First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. The eighth of Gardner's Bond continuation novels. This copy is from the significant Ian Fleming collection of Martin Schøyen (b.1940), with his bookplate. Schøyen's private collection of manuscripts, which span all cultures and all time periods, is one of the largest and most comprehensive of its kind. Item #156084
Gilbert, p. 613; The Schøyen Collection No. 324.