New York: Macmillan [Printed and bound in Great Britain], 1959. [Spy thriller] FIRST US EDITION with the EARLIEST STATE of the jacket. Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.318. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with 'skull' design stamped to upper, in original pictorial dust-wrapper designed by Richard Chopping, with front flap not clipped and with both prices [$3.00 and $2.95] present. A fine copy of the book. Jacket is fine but for three tape marks to edges of panels and corresponding flaps. Remains bright. Extremely scarce with an unclipped wrapper; the bibliography notes "one of the prices to the front flap is invariably found clipped away" Item #57667
Gilbert A7b (1).