London: Jonathan Cape, 1968. [Spy thriller] FIRST EDITION, Uncorrected Proof Copy. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.255; , blank. Publisher's lime green softcovers with 'greek urn' device repeated in white, titles printed in black. Usual wrinkling to spine, covers a little dusty and soiled, joints rubbed. Very good. 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 copy is from the comprehensive Ian Fleming Bibliographical Archive assembled by Jon Gilbert, with his pencilled note and ownership to inside cover. His encyclopaedic guide to the works of Ian Fleming (2012) won the 16th Breslauer Prize for bibliography. Item #64991
BMC No.1 p.4-13 'James Bond Revivals'. Gilbert, page 612, see also Appendix A, page 634.