Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo ; 253,  pages
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1961.
A beautiful first printing of the first edition in Fine condition in alike dust-jacket with 16s 6d price-sticker. Scarce in collectible condition.
In the novel Thunderball, Ian Fleming first introduces the world to perhaps the ultimate Bond villain -- Ernest Stavro Blofeld. Though Bond and Blofeld never actually meet, it is in this book that Bond first battles the schemes of SPECTRE, Blofeld's criminal organization. (in the movie adaptations, SPECTRE is being introduced in Dr. No and Blofeld in From Russia With Love. )
Basis for the James Bond movie starring Sean Connery, and Claudine Auger as Bond girl Dominique "Domino" Derval and Martine Beswick playing Paula Caplan.