London: Jonathan Cape. 1962 [actually issued October 1961]. [James bond novel] UNCORRECTED PROOF copy of the First Edition. Softcovers, octavo (18 x 11cm), pp.221. Publisher's green wraps, with titles printed in black. Some rubbing and wrinkling to spine, some damp marking within. Remains presentable. An inexpensive copy of the scarce proof; only 500 copies were issued. The proof features several differences within the preliminaries, plus numerous literals and textual changes. Item #54746
Gilbert A10a 'Proof Copies'.