Diamonds are Forever | 1956, first edition in exceptional condition.

£7,000.00 GBP £8,500.00

An iconic first edition in exceptional condition, Diamonds are Forever is the fourth title in the highly collectible Bond series and contains the first mention of 'Spectre' which in later books would morph into the organisation of Bond's great nemesis, Ernst Stavro Blofeld!

The jacket design depicts Bond's love interest and a major player in the book, Tiffany Case; designer Pat Marriott would follow a similar formula in depicting the love interest, Honeychile Rider, on the jacket of DR. NO.

First edition, first impression, with the original dust jacket in exceptional condition. Original black cloth over boards. Front cover stamped in blind with an overall diamond pattern with a baguette-cut diamond stamped in silver in the center. Spine lettered in silver with Jonathan Cape logo in silver at foot. Internally near-fine.

Published by Jonathan Cape, London, 1956.