London: Jonathan Cape, 1954.
First edition, first impression, first issue, first state. 240 pp. 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, 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 estate, Goldeneye, before the reviews of Casino Royale landed.
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