London: Jonathan Cape, 1958. [James Bond] FIRST EDITION, true FIRST ISSUE. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.256. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, EARLIEST binding design without the 'Dancing Lady' design on the upper board, silver titles to spine. Inscription in ink to free endpaper otherwise a clean, fresh copy without jacket. The earliest state of the binding is now becoming elusive. Item #62119
Gilbert, Jon: Ian Fleming The Bibliography, A6a (1.2).