FLEMING | On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 1963, first edition, the rare "B" binding
ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE. LONDON: JONATHAN CAPE, 1963
8vo, FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION, original black cloth (Gilbert's "B" binding with no priority), lettered in silver, design to upper cover in white, DUST-JACKET
Gilbert notes that "...the vast majority of copies... were bound in... dark-brown or dark-grey cloth... but a very few books were bound in black cloth". This is one of those "very few" copies.
Gilbert A11a (1.2)
minor soiling to endpapers, minor white marks to covers, head and foot of spine slightly bumped, dust-jacket slightly faded on spine, extremities worn and frayed with some loss to extremities
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