London: Pan Books Ltd., 1955. [Spy novel] The FIRST Pan paperback edition, second printing. Series No 334. Octavo (18 x 11cm), pp.159; , advertisement. Publisher's softcovers illustrated by 'R.H' (Roger Hall), priced at 2s. No inscriptions. Some browning to pages as expected with the vintage paperbacks, covers are clean, not faded, foot of spine with 1.5 inch tear. A very good, presentable copy. The second and final printing featuring this uncharacteristic 'blonde Bond' illustration. The 'Peff' designed cover of the next printing introduced the now familiar rugged image of Bond, with the comma of black hair over the forehead. Item #62317
Gilbert A1a (2.1).