New York, NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (Printed in Great Britain by Percy Lund), 1964. US issue, from the UK sheets. First (and only) printing. Quarto (28 x 21cm), pp.254. Publisher's red cloth in pictorial dust-jacket. A fine copy in price-clipped wrapper, with a little laminate wear to the foot of the rear panel. A particularly sharp copy. Contains the American appearance of the James Bond story 'The Property of a Lady', which appears on pp.vii–xxi., with an illustrated frontispiece of the Fabergé globe described in the accompanying story. Also includes an interesting illustrated article on gun collecting. The screen version of Octopussy, starring Roger Moore, is in fact, an extended version of this story! The Ivory Hammer is a review of Sotheby sales throughout 1962-3 and is an exceptional reference book containing colour and black and white photographic plates of silver, jewellery, furniture, books, paintings and objets d'art. These items are reviewed by acknowledged experts in their field. Item #51151
Gilbert A14a 'Periodical Appearances', pages 450-2, 459.