London: Jonathan Cape, 1958. [James Bond] FIRST EDITION, First state. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.256. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, silver titles to spine, in pictorial dust wrapper designed by Pat Marriott, priced at 13/6. Earliest state binding, without the 'Dancing Lady' design to the front cover. Housed in an elegant fleece-lined leather clamshell box. A particularly clean, fine copy. Unusual thus. Only 3495 first state copies were produced. The earliest state of the binding is now becoming elusive. Item #62374
Gilbert, Jon: Ian Fleming The Bibliography, A6a (1.2).