London: Jonathan Cape, 1953. [Spy novel] FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.218; , blank. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with red titles and 'heart' design to upper, tail edge untrimmed, pictorial dust-wrapper priced at 10/6. A near fine copy of the book in a very good wrapper with a few chips and tears to extremities. Priced to rear flap, front flap clipped. An inexpensive unrestored copy, housed in a black leather clamshell box. Item #53276
Gilbert A1a (1.1).