London: Jonathan Cape, 1963. [Spy novel] FIRST EDITION, Binding A. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.288. Publisher's dark grey cloth-effect paper over boards with silver titles to spine, in original jacket designed by Richard Chopping, priced at 16s. A crisp clean copy with a bright spine. Some minor chipping and bruising to jacket edges, closed tear to front panel, with some archival tape reinforcement to reverse. Near fine. Published in 1963, this is the second part of a collection of James Bond books that has become known as the 'Blofeld' trilogy, sitting between Thunderball (1961) and You Only Live Twice (1964). The title was filmed by Eon Productions in 1969, starring George Lazenby as 007, Diana Rigg as Tracy and Telly Savalas as Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Item #52665
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