First edition, first impression. Original black cloth with blind-stamped skeletal hand design to upper board and titles in gilt to the spine, in the Richard Chopping illustrated dustwrapper. A better than very good copy, the binding square and firm, the cloth fresh. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Light spotting to the closed text block edge. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper that is a little creased at the spine tips, without loss. Correctly priced 15s net to the lower front flap.
The ninth of Ian Fleming's James Bond books. [Gilbert A9a (1.1).]
Stock code: 22351