London: Jonathan Cape, 1958. [James Bond] FIRST EDITION, Second Impression. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.256. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, silver titles to spine, in pictorial dust wrapper designed by Pat Marriott. No inscriptions. Some age-toning, a little browning/soiling to jacket, minor wear, price clipped. A very good copy indeed. This is the first jacket to feature white lettering of the author's name on the spine panel. Unlike many mis-matched books and jackets, rest assured this is the correct wrapper for this printing- Jon Gilbert, ABA. Rather scarce- the publisher's records confirm this impression is far less common that the first printing (much less than half the first print run). Item #58752
Ian Fleming The Bibliography A6a (2).