London: Jonathan Cape, 1959. First Impression, First Issue jacket, Binding A (First state). Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with 'skull' design stamped to upper, with the extra detail as described by Gilbert, in pictorial dustwrapper designed by Richard Chopping. A very good, lightly used copy in a similar, price-clipped dust jacket, now expertly restored to an attractive state; appears as fine on the shelf. The seventh of author Ian Fleming's fourteen original Bond books which was was adapted as the third film (1964) in the EON Productions' 007 series. Item #48368
Gilbert A7a (1.1).