Ohio and New York: Popular Publications, Incorporated. December 1961. [Men's Magazine] FIRST US PERIODICAL APPEARANCE. Magazine format (28 x 22cm), pp.144. In pictorial paper wraps. Original price: 50 cents. The novel 'Thunderball' is advertised on the front cover as an 'extra book bonus' and appears on pages 128–44, with a sepia-toned frontispiece illustration by Gil Cohen. Minor wear to spine and postal label to upper else fine. An abridged version published shortly after the bookform edition. This is the first American periodical appearance and the first US illustrated edition. Scarce. Item #39259
GILBERT, Jon, 'Ian Fleming: The Bibliography', A9b, p.319.