London: Jonathan Cape, 1960. [Espionage] FIRST EDITION, Binding B. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.252. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, blocked in silver to spine, pictorial dust-wrapper priced at 15s. Book is fine, jacket with a few light marks, very light wear to crown, decent red colouring to spine. Remains a crisp copy. This is the RARER VARIANT binding, lettered in silver rather than gilt; "by far the less common of the two variants" (Ian Fleming The Bibliography, p.271). Item #53439
Gilbert A8a (1.1).
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