London: Jonathan Cape, 1958. [James Bond] FIRST EDITION. 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. Second state binding, with the 'Dancing Lady' design to the upper. Top edge a little dusty else a fine copy of the book in striking wrapper which has benefited from some discreet and well executed restoration from a highly skilled paper conservator, original price 13/6 intact. An attractive copy. Item #52908
Gilbert A6a (1.3).