Jonathan Cape, 1959. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Very Good. Item #1309510
First edition. Small octavo (7 3/8 x 5 inches; 188 x 126 mm). 318, [2, blank] pp. Map on p. . Original black paper over boards. Front cover stamped in gilt and blind with a skull with gold coin eyes. Spine lettered in gilt with Jonathan Cape logo in gilt at foot. Binding slightly skewed. In the original pictorial dust jacket designed by Richard Chopping. Jacket with some minor chipping and shelf wear along top edge. Back panel a bit soiled. Top of jacket spine with small chip. Overall a very good copy. Former owners name and April 1953 date on front free endpaper. "With the lazy precision of Fate, this, Ian Fleming's longest narrative of secret service adventure, brings James Bond to grips with the most powerful criminal the world has ever known- Goldfinger, the man who had planned the 'Crime de la Crime'." (From the front flap) Biondi and Pickard, p. 45. Campbell 7007A1. HBS 65997. Housed in a custom-made slipcase.