New York: The Macmillan Company, 1947.
First printing of the second edition; the first edition was published in 1936 by The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Bound in publisher's brown cloth lettered in black. Near fine with very slight lean to binding, former owner inscription to verso of front free endpaper. In a Near Fine dust jacket with top and bottom corners of the front flap machine clipped and with publisher's price of $3.75 present at the top; light sunning to the spine, with light rubbing and light soiling, light edge wear, a tear to the crown of the rear spine joint mended from the verso. A lovely copy of the book from which Ian Fleming lifted the author's name to utilize for his iconic spy character. Item #140944001