First edition, first impression. Publisher's original black cloth with silver titles to the upper board and spine, in the Richard Chopping illustrated dustwrapper. An excellent very near fine copy, the binding square and tight, the cloth fresh. The contents, with a small pen date to the front endpaper are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the very lightly rubbed and nicked, clean and bright dustwrapper that is minutely creased at the head of the spine. Not price-clipped and in the first state showing the publisher's printed price of 10s 6d net to the front flap. A very attractive example.
The last of Ian Fleming's James Bond books. [Gilbert A14a.]
Stock code: 22374