London: Jonathan Cape , 1961. First edition. Hardcover. 253 pp. Black cloth covered boards with skeletal hand blind stamped on the front board and gold lettering on the spine. Price of 15s. on front flap of dust jacket. Ahearn APG 011b. An attractive copy of the first printing of the ninth James Bond novel. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #00006048
Near Fine book with some mild discoloration to the textblock and a few hints of rubbing to the lettering on the spine in a sharp dust jacket with traces of yellowing from tape on an old jacket protector to the flaps (especially the left edge of the rear flap) and a small shadow from a price sticker on the front flap otherwise Fine.