Jonathan Cape, 1965.
First edition, first printing. 8vo. Black boards with gilt titles. Pictorial dustwrapper with wraparound artwork by Richard Chopping. A fine copy with clean boards. No marks to textblock edges. No inscriptions. The fine dustwrapper is fresh & crisp with no toning/wear to spine. Original price of 18snet on front flap. A truly exceptional copy.
The penultimate James Bond title. Bond is given a last chance and assigned to terminate Scaramanga - a KGB trained assassin who's trademark is a gold plated Colt .45. It culminates in a dual with "The Man with the Golden Gun"