The fifth title of the James Bond titles by Fleming and considered by some to be the best. In a contemporary review the Times Literary Supplement described this as Fleming's 'tautest, most exciting and most brilliant tale'. It is the first Bond novel with a jacket by Richard Chopping, who went on to execute many of the subsequent Bond covers, often in collaboration with Fleming himself.
First edition, 8vo., publisher's black cloth, spine and upper side stamped in silver and metallic red, dust-jacket designed by Richard Chopping, unclipped, rear panel a little dust soiled, slight rubbing at extremities, otherwise a bright and very good-plus copy.
Stock ID: 95191