London: Pan Books, 1956. The FIRST Pan paperback edition. Series No.392. Octavo (18 x 11cm), pp.185; [186-192], advertisements. Publisher's illustrated softcovers by Josh Kirby with original price 2 shillings to upper panel. Usual toning to cheap paperstock, marginal dampmark to first half of text, spine and joints show some wear/rubbing. One of the more elusive softcover Bond titles, being the second Fleming title published by Pan, prior to their popular 'Great Pan' and 'X' series books. Item #54437
Gilbert A3a (16.1).