London: Jonathan Cape, 1962. [Spy thriller] FIRST EDITION, State A. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Crown Octavo (21 x 13cm), pp.221; . Publisher's cloth-effect paper over boards with scarlet endpapers in pictorial dust-jacket illustrated by Richard Chopping, priced at 15s. A near fine copy with a slight spine lean, one tiny tear to the jacket. Signed by Ian Fleming to the flyleaf. With Christies' lot number ticket from a previous auction sale loosely inserted. A lightly handled, near fine copy with one tiny tear to the jacket. Housed in a collector's clamshell box. Item #54743
Gilbert A10a (1.1). Provenance: Christies, London. Printed Books, 5th May 1995 (lot 119, £1300). Adrian Harrington Ltd., Inventory No.38892 (2012, £11,000).
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