London: Jonathan Cape, 1960. [James Bond short stories] FIRST EDITION, Binding A. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.252. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, titled in gilt to spine, pictorial dust-wrapper priced at 15s. A lightly used copy with some toning to spine, red lettering not faded, local soiling to crown. An attractive example, nicer than several higher-priced copies currently listed. The first selection of James Bond short stories, which was followed by 'Octopussy and The Living Daylights'. This collection includes 'For Your Eyes Only' and 'From A View to a Kill' and 'Quantum of Solace', all of which, heavily rewritten, were filmed as part of the 007 movie series. Item #56472
Gilbert, Jon: Ian Fleming The Bibliography, A8a (1.1).