London: Jonathan Cape, 1956.
First British edition, first printing. First state, lacking the month on the copyright page. Publisher's diamond embossed patterned covers, stamped in silver. Very Good, with lean to spine, heavy foxing edge of textblock and page throughout, previous owner details to front free endpaper, tape ghosts to front and rear free endsheets, and bookseller label to front paste down. In a Good dust jacket, with publisher's price of 12s 6d net intact, chipping at spine ends, laminate or tape reinforcements to edges of flaps on printed recto and evidence of glue to verso of flaps, mending tissue repairs to spine folds made to blank verso, toning to spine. A serviceable copy of the fourth James Bond novel. Item #140938023