London: Jonathan Cape, 1961. First Edition. The ninth Bond book, basis for Terence Young's Oscar-winning adaptation starring Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, and Adolfo Celi. Gilbert A9a(1.1). Item #4777
First Impression, First Issue. Octavo (19.5cm); Gilbert's Binding A - dark brown cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and skeletal hand design embossed to front cover; white endpapers; dustjacket; ,9-253,pp. Trivial rubbing along upper right edge of rear cover, else Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, with publisher's 16s price sticker over the printed 15s price; light wear to extremities, spine gently sunned, with a faint spot of soil visible on verso of front panel; Near Fine.