First paperback edition. 8vo. Soft illustrated covers as issued. A very good+ copy. No chipping to covers. Some edgewear to extremities & a couple of short closed tears. Internally clean and complete with usual tanning to leaves. No inscriptions. no loose leaves & none of the usual spine lean. A very good+ copy of the affordable alternative to the first hardback edition.
Fleming's first Bond novel in which 007 visits France to play a high stakes bacarrat game in order to bring down SMERSHS' financier, Le Chiffre. Bond is partnered with the beautiful Treasury accountant, Vesper Lynd and thats when the ball starts rolling!