London: Jonathan Cape, 1965. [James Bond Reference] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (24 x 16cm), pp.159 . Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, with gilt titles to spine, and the pictorial dust-wrapper, based on the familiar Chopping 'trompe l'oeil' designs from the Ian Fleming first editions. Priced at 16s. to flap. Foyles ticket to pastedown. Toned to extremities. Jacket near fine, having been preserved beneath sticky-back laminate. 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' (1968). Item #60903
BMC No.1 p.4-13 'Fleming and Bond; Related Titles'. Gilbert, Jon; Ian Fleming: The Bibliography, page 592, see also Appendix A, page 634.
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