Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo ; 255,  pages
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1964.
A very handsome first printing of the first edition (stating "first Published 1964" versus the second state "March 1964") in Fine condition with crisp edges, boards with bright colors in very Nearly Fine dust-wrapper, showing only little wear.
"When Ernst Stavro Blofeld blasted into eternity the girl whom James Bond had married only hours before, the heart, the zest for life, went out of Bond" (from the dust-jacket).
Basis for the James Bond movie with Sean Connery and Karin Dor as Bond-Girl Helga Brandt. This film is the first Bond movie to deviate from the source material. Other than the Japanese setting, and several characters, the two stories are very different.