London: Jonathan Cape. 1957. FIRST EDITION, First Impression, Binding A, an ASSOCIATION COPY. Pp.253. Publisher's cloth-effect paper over boards in pictorial dust-wrapper illustrated by Richard Chopping. A used copy but with no significant defects; jacket darkened to spine, rubbed to joints with some chips and tears. Housed in a bespoke black cloth clamshell to a uniform design by Gilbert. This is the personal copy of John Alden, founder and chairman of The Alden Press (Oxford) Limited. the printer of this and many James Bond titles, and is accompanied by a statement to this effect signed by his son and heir. A fine association. Provenance: William Alden, by descent. Item #39838
Gilbert A5a (1.1).