London: Jonathan Cape, 1958. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.256. Publisher's black cloth, silver titles to spine, in pictorial dust-jacket designed by Pat Marriott. The first issue without the 'Dancing Lady' design on the upper board which is present on later issues. Housed in a bespoke leather spined clamshell case. Endcaps and corners slightly bumped, tiny mark to top edge. Dust-jacket shows very well with just a little creasing and nicking to the top and bottom edges, text to spine slightly dulled, some slight soiling to the rear panel. Very good. Filmed by Broccolli/Saltzman in 1962, and with a John Barry soundtrack, this was the one that started it all and introduced the world to Sean Connery... Many of the now familiar elements appeared in this first entry of the series: M, Moneypenny, Felix Leiter, Q/Major Boothroyd, SPECTRE, the Walther PPK, a Casino and a Vodka Martini! The plot was simple and the movie was low-key and down to earth; there were no overblown gadgets to save the day, only Bond's cunning and intuition. This made it a more realistic film and more like Fleming's novel; a first-rate thriller. Item #49767
Gilbert A6a (1.2).
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