Book Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition
Size: 8vo ; 255,  pages
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1964.
An attractive first edition, second state indicated by "March 1964", dark grey, type A cloth. Gilbert A12.1.4. In just about Fine condition with very few signs of use in alike dust-wrapper.
"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-wrapper).
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.