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. Edges a little dusty/toned, very clean wrapper. A lightly used copy which shows extremely well, and benefits from a small amount of expert repair to just the tips of the folds. No inscriptions or price-clipping. Most attractive. The seventh of author Ian Fleming's fourteen original Bond books which was was adapted as the landmark third film (1964) in EON Productions' 007 series. Item #58834
Gilbert, Jon. Ian Fleming The Bibliography, A7a (1.2).