Jonathan Cape, 1964.
First edition, first printing. 8vo. First State Binding A - "First Published 1964" on the copyright page. Black boards with silver gilt titles & gilt Japanese letters to front board. Pictorial dustwrapper by Richard Chopping. A fine copy with clean boards. No marks to textblock edges. Internally clean with no inscriptions. The fine dustwrapper is fresh and crisp with no wear. None of the usual toning to wrapper spine. Original price of 16snet on front flap. An exceptional copy & appears totally unread.
The twelfth Bond novel sees Bond as a broken man after the death of his wife but with SPECTRE behind an international space theft he is sent to the Far East for one final mission.
Gilbert A12a (1.1).