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, in original pictorial dust-wrapper designed by Richard Chopping, priced at 15s. No inscriptions, some minor toning, jacket a shade darkened to spine, light wear to spine tips. Overall an attractive, superior example copy housed in a morocco-backed clamshell box. The seventh of author Ian Fleming's fourteen original Bond books which was was adapted as the third film (1964) in EON Productions' 007 series. Item #59188
Gilbert, Jon. Ian Fleming The Bibliography, A7a (1.2).