On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Jonathan Cape, 1963
8vo, FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 250 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, (THIS COPY NUMBER "PRESENTATION"), frontispiece portrait by Amherst Villiers, title-page in red and black, original parchment-backed black cloth lettered in gilt, white ski-track motif on upper cover, top edge gilt, spine soiled
THE ONLY "DELUXE" ISSUE OF ANY OF THE 'JAMES BOND' NOVELS.
Gilbert A11a (1.2, signed limited issue)
Please note: Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.
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