Publication: Jonathan Cape, 1962, London
First edition. Black cloth with blind stamped Wilkinson dagger with silver gilt blade on front cover, titled in silver gilt on the spine, bright red front and rear endpapers, 221  pp. Dust jacket design by Richard Chopping with Wilkinson dagger, red carnation, burnt paper and burnt matchstick design on front cover, titled in black on front cover and spine, price of 15s on front dust jacket flap. A fine copy in dust jacket, with a bit of light foxing to the rear cover panel. An attractive copy of the first state of the book and dust jacket, and the basis for the movie of the same name that starred Roger Moore as James Bond, Barbara Bach as Major Anya Amasova (Agent XXX), Curd Jurgens as Karl Stromberg, Richard Kiel as Jaws, et al.
Inventory Number: 37323