New York, NY: The Macmillan Company, 1955. [Thriller] FIRST US EDITION. Octavo (18 x 13cm), pp.216. Bound in original blue cloth lettered in yellow to the backstrip, upper cover blocked with 'Cock Robin Thriller' device, in the pictorial dust-wrapper designed by Leo Manso, priced at $3.00 with other prices clipped, as was the publisher's practice. No inscriptions, very clean page edges, some offset toning to flyleaves, jacket with a few neat repairs, some short tears with tape strips to verso, minor wrinkling/soil. Shows well. A very good copy indeed. The second James Bond novel. At 5,000 copies, this is actually less common that the UK first impression. Item #54588
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