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 pictorial dust-wrapper designed by Richard Chopping, priced at 15s. Discreet owner name else fine, jacket with a few small nicks/rubs and a little soiling to front panel. Housed in a bespoke black cloth clamshell to a uniform design by Gilbert. 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 #61307
Gilbert, Jon: Ian Fleming The Bibliography, A7a (1.2).