London: Jonathan Cape, 1958. [James Bond] FIRST EDITION, true FIRST ISSUE. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.256. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, EARLIEST binding design without the 'Dancing Lady' design on the upper board, silver titles to spine, pictorial dust-wrapper designed by Pat Marriott priced at 13/6. Contents with a few minor marks, jacket with light edgewear, small scratch to spine neatly touched-in. A near fine example. The earliest state of the binding is now becoming elusive. Item #60308
Gilbert, Jon: Ian Fleming The Bibliography, A6a (1.2).