London: Jonathan Cape, 1968. [James Bond] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 14cm), pp.255 . Publisher's black cloth with gilt titles to spine. Maps to endpapers. With the dust-jacket illustrated by Tom Adams priced at 21s. Trivial toning to spine panel. A clean, fine copy. The first post- Ian Fleming James Bond novel, written under a pseudonym by Kingsley Amis, who had edited Fleming's final 007 story for posthumous publication in 1965. This is the standard first edition, with no quad mark to copyright page and vertical 'North' pointer (rather than angled) on the cartographic endpapers. Item #62947
BMC No.1 p.4-13 'James Bond Revivals'. Gilbert, page 612, see also Appendix A, page 634.