London: Jonathan Cape, 1959. [Spy thriller] FIRST EDITION, First issue. Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.318. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with 'skull' design stamped to upper, in pictorial dust-wrapper designed by Richard Chopping, priced at 15s. No inscriptions, small brown mark to fore-edge, jacket lightly used with a few minor tears; very good indeed, in elegant gilt-stamped clamshell box. 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 #63136
Gilbert, Jon: Ian Fleming The Bibliography, A7a (1.2).