London: Jonathan Cape, 1964. [Spy novel] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.256. With 'First Published March 1964' on the copyright page. Publisher's dark grey cloth-effect paper over boards with silver titles to spine and Japanese characters in gilt to upper, bamboo patterned endpapers, pictorial dust-wrapper by Richard Chopping. Discreet ink name beneath flap. A very good, used copy; jacket sunned and toned, price-clipped. An inexpensive copy of the first edition; this is the rarer of the two first printing issues, stating 'March 1964' on copyright page. The last title in what has become known as the 'Blofeld' trilogy. Item #54807
Gilbert A12a (1.4).
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