London: Jonathan Cape, 1957. [True Crime] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.160. Illustrated with photographs. Elegantly hand-bound in half black calf over matching cloth sides, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands. Some occasional browning within; externally unmarked. A very good copy in an attractive recent leather binding. Ian Fleming's first non-Bond book, and also his first non-fiction work. Written with the assistance of Diamond expert John Collard, who is noted in the book as 'John Blaize'. Item #52418
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