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. No inscriptions, jacket with minor toning to extremities, joints a little rubbed, short tear to rear, spine tips and corners lightly worn. Very good indeed. 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 #52698
Gilbert, Jon. Ian Fleming The Bibliography, A7a (1.2).