London: Jonathan Cape, 1956. First Edition. A Very Good+ copy in Good only dust jacket. Publisher's full black cloth with spine and front board stamped with silver. Textblock tight and complete, with only minor toning to edges. Jacket spine slightly toned, rubbing and chipping to extremities, and some occasional soiling to rear panel and flaps; 4" tear to bottom of front flap causing separation at joint.
Lauded as one of the fifty greatest British writers since 1945 by The Times, Ian Fleming sold over thirty million Bond novels within his lifetime. Fleming wrote his fourth Bond novel, “Diamonds Are Forever,” while at his Goldeneye estate in Jamaica after reading an article on diamond smuggling. In this novel, the Bond investigates a diamond smuggling ring in Sierra Leone and traces it to the Spangled Mob, a ruthless American gang run by Jack and Seraffimo Spang. Acting as a diamond smuggler, Bond infiltrates the mob and meets Tiffany Case, a beautiful gang member who assists him in shutting down the ring. The book was well received and later adapted into a film starring Sean Connery. Very Good + in Good dust jacket. (Item #2563)