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. Contents clean, edges toned, flyleaf discreetly replaced, jacket with a few small chips at crown, some creasing/tears to spine joints, toned to same. An inexpensive copy of the first edition. 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 #61435
Gilbert, Jon: Ian Fleming The Bibliography, A7a (1.2).