Dr. NO | 1958, rare first edition, first state binding.

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Despite being the fifth title, this was the first to be made into a film and is the start of one of the greatest cinematic franchies. Dr. NO really is the start of Bond-mania and for many collectors this is the book they seek above all else.

The story follows James Bond as he is sent to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of a fellow agent. Bond soon discovers that the agent was murdered and that a mysterious scientist named Dr. No is behind the crime. Bond sets out to stop Dr. No and his plans to sabotage an American space launch

First edition, true first state. Publisher's original black cloth over boards with the earliest binding design( without the 'Dancing Lady' design on the upper board), silver titles to spine, dustjacket designed by Pat Marriott priced at 13/6. A near-fine to fine example with minor wear to the extremities of the dustjacket. Housed in a bespoke black cloth clamshell box with red interior.

Published by Jonathan Cape, London, 1958.