London: Jonathan Cape, 1959. [Spy thriller] FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.318. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with 'skull' design stamped to upper, in original pictorial dust-wrapper designed by Richard Chopping, priced at 15s. Slight lean, a few faint marks to edges. Light bruising and chipping to jacket edges with some neat restoration along the top edge. Very good. The seventh of author Ian Fleming's fourteen original Bond books which was was adapted as the third film (1964) in EON Productions' 007 series. Item #52658
Gilbert, Jon. Ian Fleming The Bibliography, A7a (1.2).