London: Jonathan Cape, 1964. [Spy novel] FIRST EDITION, First State, Binding A. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.256. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with silver titles to spine and Japanese characters in gilt to upper, bamboo patterned endpapers, in original pictorial dust-wrapper by Richard Chopping. With 'First Published 1964' on the copyright page. Price-clipped jacket with some light chips and bruises. Neat initials to flyleaf. Slight reading lean. Very good. One of the most acclaimed novels of the series sees a wasted Bond given a 'mission impossible' to the exotic orient, which in turn leads him to the the maniacal westerner Dr. Shatterhand; a 'collector of death'. Item #49694
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