A handsome First Edition, original cloth boards without dancing woman on the front board. Very Near Fine condition, with minute bumps to edges. Second state wrapper with bright Ian Fleming lettering on spine, first issue price of 13s.6d. and Manchester Guardian blurb to front flap, little browning and chipping along edges ;
Ian Fleming's sixth James Bond novel. British agent Commander John Strangways and his secretary have been killed. Dr. Dent, an agent of Dr. Julius No, was Strangways' last contact before his disappearance and is ordered to kill Bond.
Basis for the James Bond movie with Sean Connery, and Bond-Girl, Honey Rider, Ursula Andress.