London: Jonathan Cape, 1959. [Spy thriller] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.318. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with 'skull' design stamped to upper. Lightly handled, a few light marks to fore-edge, contemporary gift note in black ink to flyleaf else a near fine copy without the jacket. 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 #62730
Gilbert, Jon: Ian Fleming The Bibliography, A7a (1.2).