London: Jonathan Cape, 1956. First U.K. Edition. The fourth Bond novel, basis for Guy Hamilton's 1971 film starring Sean Connery, Jill St. John, and Charles Gray. Gilbert A4a.(1.1). First Impression, one of 14,604 copies. Octavo (19.5cm); Gilbert's Binding A, black cloth with blind-stamped diamond pattern to covers, titles stamped in silver on spine, and baguette-cut diamond stamped in silver at center of front cover; dustjacket; 257, pp. Mild wear to spine ends, rear board corners gently tapped, faint crease to center of front board, with scattered foxing to preliminary and terminal leaves; Very Good, sound copy. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 12s.6d. net), edgeworn and spine-sunned, tape residue to crown on verso, with evidence of insect tracking, and some small chips and tears to extremities; Good to Very Good.