London: Jonathan Cape, 1964. [Spy novel] FIRST EDITION, First State, Binding A. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.256. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with silver titles to spine and Japanese characters in gilt to upper, bamboo patterned endpapers. With the dust-jacket illustrated by Richard Chopping, priced at 16s. Contents fine, single ink name to flyleaf. Slightly short jacket is very good with some faint old tape residue along edges, spine a little toned. One of the most acclaimed novels of the series sees a wasted Bond given a 'mission impossible' to the exotic orient, which in turn leads him to the the maniacal westerner Dr. Shatterhand; a 'collector of death'. 'Shatterhand' is the working title for the 25th James Bond film, currently in production. Item #54494
Gilbert A13a (1.3).
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