London: Jonathan Cape, 1959. [Spy thriller] FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, FIRST STATE. Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.318. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with 'skull' design stamped to upper; the earliest binding with the extra detail to the skull. With pictorial dust-wrapper designed by Richard Chopping, priced at 15s. Some toning to edges of text block, jacket also toned with some edgewear, worn to spine tips and extremities. Very good. Item #52910
Gilbert, Jon. Ian Fleming The Bibliography, A7a (1.1).
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