London: Jonathan Cape. 1958. [James Bond] 1958 'Reissue' (being the THIRD PRINTING). Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.256. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, titled in silver, in 'flame' design dust-wrapper by Kenneth Lewis. A rare printing - one of just 2,018 copies. No inscriptions. A clean, fine copy of the book in a bright wrapper with a little rubbing to the front panel. Overall near fine. The third James Bond novel. An important edition, being freshly set from new type (the type for the first two impressions had already been distributed). Armorial bookplate of Anthony Fanshawe Royle, Baron Fanshawe of Richmond, KCMG (1927-2001), former Guards Officer and SAS Commando, later MP for Richmond, a Foreign Office minister and Conservative Party Vice Chairman under Margaret Thatcher. Item #64702
Gilbert A3a (3).