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, pictorial dust-wrapper designed by Richard Chopping, priced at 15s. A lovely fine copy in an elegant clamshell box. 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 #55790
Gilbert, Jon. Ian Fleming The Bibliography, A7a (1.2).