London: Jonathan Cape, 1960. [Espionage] FIRST EDITION. First Impression, Binding A. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.252. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, pictorial dust-wrapper priced at 15s. Contents clean, light marks to rear board, a few minor scuffs to front panel of the jacket, lightly edgeworn, strong red lettering to spine. A superior copy. The first selection of James Bond short stories, which was followed by 'Octopussy', 'The Living Daylights', and 'The Property of a Lady'. This collection includes 'For Your Eyes Only' and 'From A View to a Kill' and 'Quantum of Solace', all of which, heavily rewritten, were filmed as part of the 007 movie series. Item #50228
Gilbert A8a (1.1).