London: Jonathan Cape, 1954.
First edition, first impression, first issue, first state. 240 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Black cloth covered boards with some bowing, slight discoloring to gilt on lower half of Jonathan Cape logo on spine; faint pink stain to part of bottom and side edge; toning and some rubbing around edges, in colorful dust jacket with a coin-sized stain to the inside of the back flap. In a custom half-morocco clamshell box Gilbert A2a. Item #335066
A very pretty copy of Fleming’s second novel, written in just two months at his Goldeneye estate, before the reviews of the first Bond novel, Casino Royale, landed.
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