London: Jonathan Cape, 1964. [Spy novel] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.256. With 'First Published March 1964' on the copyright page, being the rarer of the two First Printing states (Gilbert). 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 16s.. A fine copy of the book with an owner's small, single ink name to flyleaf, in near fine jacket, sunned to spine. Item #61027
Gilbert A12a (1.4).