Casino Royale book: Black hard back cloth boards with bright red illustration of a red heart on the cover. Bright red lettering on the spine. Minimal wear and fresh looking with no bumps or marks. White end papers. Copyright page states first published 1953, Reprinted 1952, Reprinted 1954, Reissued 1957. Secure binding and hinges with very, very slight bowing. Lightly toned paper in clean and clear condition with small spot of foxing of the paper edges. 218 printed pages. 8 x 5″ 8vo.
Dust Jacket: A good example of this first printing of the second state playing card dust jacket. Green, red and black colours on the front illustration. Light to moderate edge wear with tiny chips on the spine edges and corners. Darkening of the spine and light browning of colour overall. Front flap has reviews of Casino Royale and price (13s and 6d net). Rear flap has information about “The Diamond Smugglers”. Rear of the dust jacket has reviews of three other books written by Ian Fleming. The dust jacket is protected by a Trimsleeve clear cover.