London: Jonathan Cape, 1957. [Spy Thriller] Fourth printing [New Edition]. Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.218; , blank. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with red titles and 'Heart' design to upper, pictorial green 'playing card' dust-wrapper illustrated by Pat Marriott (uncredited on this impression), priced at 13/6 (many are price clipped). Book is fine. Jacket has a few small nicks, some rubbing and wear to spine tips, chip to foot of same, spine and rear panel toned as often found. Overall a very good, attractive copy of a desirable hardback. An important edition; this is the first appearance of this striking and long-lived dust-wrapper design, which was in print until the 1980s. Item #59685
Gilbert, Jon. Ian Fleming: The Bibliography, A1a (4).
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