London: Jonathan Cape, 1958. [James Bond] FIRST EDITION, First state. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.256. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, silver titles to spine, in pictorial dust wrapper designed by Pat Marriott, priced at 13/6. Earliest state binding, without the 'Dancing Lady' design to the upper. No inscriptions, some spotting and toning, foil has dulled, jacket with a few small nicks, some dustiness/toning to rear panel, price clipped. Only 3495 first state copies were produced. Item #61306
Gilbert, Jon: Ian Fleming The Bibliography, A6a (1.2).