A very good copy of the third James Bond title and often regarded as the best: one of two variant states, printed on thicker paper stock and with the word “shoot” on p. 10, l. 31 correctly printed. The entire first impression (containing both “shoot” and “shoo” states) was issued on 7 April 1955.
First edition, first impression, 8vo., two spots to fore-edge of text block, blind corner indentation to upper, outer corner of last dozen or so pages, else fine, publisher’s black cloth, lettered in silver, fine, printed dust-jacket, light dust-soling, upper flap price-clipped, lower one not and and bears the correct price of 10s.6d net., darkening to spine and extremities, minor chips to corners and spine-ends, otherwise very good-plus, preserved in a cloth slip-case.
Gilbert A3a (1.2).
Stock ID: 95189