London: Book Club Associates 1973. [Spy novels] FIRST EDITION of the first James Bond omnibus to be published in the UK, preceding the Jonathan Cape equivalent. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.748. Publisher's hardcover in original metallic effect dust-wrapper. No inscriptions, moderately worn in the foil jacket, which easily shows wear; this copy has the usual and inevitable scratches to the silver surface, plus some rubbing. Very good overall. 15,000 copies. The eye-catching '70s jacket is printed in the 'Dufex' process, whereby a metallic foil is imprinted with a design or image via litho printing. Item #60246
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