London: Jonathan Cape, 1965. [Reference critique] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (24 x 16cm), pp.159; . Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with gilt titles to spine in pictorial dust-wrapper, based on the familiar 'trompe l'oeil' designs which decorated the Ian Fleming first editions. Priced at 16s. to flap. Edges of text block toned, jacket with some minor rubbing, one nick to spine which is also age-toned. A very good copy. Amis' first venture into the world of James Bond. He also wrote the light-hearted 'Book of Bond' in 1965 and the first post-Fleming 007 novel 'Colonel Sun'. Item #53762
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