London: Pan Books, 1965. [James Bond novel] FIRST EDITION in paperback, for export only - marked 'Not for Sale in UK' on rear panel. This example with the PROMOTIONAL DUST-JACKET described in the bibliography. Slim octavo, pp.190; , advertisements. Bound in pictorial card covers ('scorpion' design), in film-tie in jacket. Expected toning to text block else a lovely fine copy of the book in a slightly edge-worn wrapper with a few small nicks. A scarce and fragile item, housed in a gilt-titled black cloth case. Bibliographer Jon Gilbert's copy. His encyclopaedic guide to the works of Ian Fleming (2012) won the 16th Breslauer Prize for bibliography. Item #66379
Gilbert A12a (11.2), p.399-400.
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