London: Jonathan Cape, 1964. [Spy novel] FIRST EDITION, First State, Binding A. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.256. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with silver titles to spine and Japanese characters in gilt to upper, bamboo patterned endpapers. Ink ownership to front endpaper, few small marks to rear cover. A very good copy without jacket. Described by Raymond Benson as 'one of the most successful books in the series, conjuring more mood and atmosphere than any Bond tale since Casino Royale (1953).'. Item #64883
Benson: The James Bond Bedside Companion, pp.135-6. Gilbert A12a(1.1).