London: Jonathan Cape, 1965. FIRST ISSUE, Second state, Binding 'D'. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.221. Publisher's dark grey/brown cloth-effect paper (Fabroleen) over boards with gilt lettering to the spine, plain covers, patterned green endpapers. In the original pictorial dust-jacket illustrated by Richard Chopping, priced at 18s. Owner name to flyleaf, light wear to jacket. Very good. The final James Bond novel by Ian Fleming. A previously unrecorded binding; this is one of just over 5000 copies of the 82,000-strong first impression bound in the Fabroleen material - the vast majority were bound in Excelin. Uncommon. Item #61460
Gilbert A13b (1.5).