London: Jonathan Cape, 1965. [Reference critique] UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY IN PROOF JACKET. Octavo (18 x 13cm), pp.159; , blank. Publisher's paper covers, with pictorial proof dust-wrapper, based on the familiar 'trompe l'oeil' designs which decorated the Ian Fleming first editions. Edges dusty else book is fine. Oversized jacket with minor wear to unsupported crown, toned to spine. Near fine. Scarce in this advance format, exceptionally so with the proof-only jacket. 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 #54950
BMC No.1 p.4-13 'Fleming and Bond; Related Titles'.
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