London: Jonathan Cape, 1964. First edition. A Very Good + copy in like jacket. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine in silver, Japanese characters to front board in gilt, wood grain endpapers. With the dust jacket. Gift inscription to front endpaper. Some foxing to top edge; else a straight, bright copy. In the unclipped jacket, with wear to spine extremities and nicks to corners, toned spine, and some fading to rear panel.
Following the wedding day murder of his wife Tracy Bond at the end of On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 007 spirals into drinking, gambling, and erring on assignment. In an attempt to reignite him, MI6 assigns Bond to a diplomatic mission in Japan. There, James connects with the head of Japanese Secret Service and becames entangled in a plan to seek revenge for the death of another man's wife. Very Good + in Very Good + dust jacket. (Item #2562)