London: Jonathan Cape, 1964. [Spy novel] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.256. With 'First Published March 1964' on the copyright page. Publisher's dark grey cloth-effect paper over boards with silver titles to spine and Japanese characters in gilt to upper, bamboo patterned endpapers, pictorial dust-wrapper by Richard Chopping priced at 18s. A lovely fine copy of the book in a near fine slightly short jacket, with a few small areas of spotting/browning, mildly toned to spine. An attractive example. The last title in what has become known as the 'Blofeld' trilogy. This is the rarer of the two first printing issues, stating 'March 1964' on copyright page. Item #58902
Gilbert A12a (1.4).