On Her Majesty’s Secret Service by Ian Fleming: First Edition
Ian Flemings’s tenth novel, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, proved to be highly popular with over 60,000 books sold out in the first month. It is the second book in the “Blofield Trilogy” with Thunderball and You Only Live Twice. Artist Richard Chopping is the artist for the dust jacket. Matte jacket paper with hand and pen as front illustration. The front flap has a blurb about the book. The rear flap has a photo of the author and a listing of his previous Bond titles up to The Spy Who Love Me. The rear panel has five reviews of the book.
Brown cloth boards with a silver swish across the front and silver titles to the spine. Lightly soiled covers. Cocked edition. Clean end papers. Spotting of foxing on the page ends. Page 61 is dog eared. The unclipped dust jacket is priced 16s net. Appears to have been trimmed by a few millimetres across the top or bottom edge. Darkened spine with faded red lettering. Slightly dulled rear cover. Light wear on the top spine of the dust jacket. 8vo