Hard Cover. London: Jonathan Cape, 1954. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition, first printing. Original publisher's black cloth, lettered in gilt; in the original first state purple dust jacket, lettered in black and yellow. A near fine copy; in an unclipped dust jacket with some wear to the upper spine, soiling to rear panel, some light toning along edge of rear flaps with a couple small spots, else a very bright and attractive example of the author's second Bond novel. Gilbert A2a (1.1).