London: Jonathan Cape, 1958. FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.256. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, silver titles to spine, in pictorial dust wrapper designed by Pat Marriott. This binding without the 'Dancing Lady' design to the upper, being the earlier of the two styles. A nice clean copy of the book, jacket with a little edgewear, tiny loss to spine ends; shows well. A near fine copy, housed in a clamshell box. The first of the James Bond novels to be filmed. Item #51223
Gilbert A6a (1.1).