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London: Jonathan Cape, 1957. First Edition, First Printing. Non-fiction work by the creator of James Bond. Based on two weeks of interviews with a member of the International Diamond Security Organisation, formed to combat the smuggling of diamonds from Africa, where an estimated $200 million worth of gems were being smuggled out of South Africa annually. Expands upon articles published in The Sunday Times in 1957. Hardcover with dust jacket. 160 pages.

8vo., 160 pp., VG/VG; DJ, spine half red (faded)/half black and white with black text; mild shelfwear to DJ; price uncut "12s. 6d." to bottom right-hand corner of front flap; top and bottom right-hand corners of DJ clipped, both flaps; age-toning to flaps; DJ protected by mylar; black cloth boards with white lettering to spine; mild bumping to head and tail of spine; mild age-toning to interior, text legible; mild buckling to back paste-down; "First Published 1957" stated to copyright page, no mention of further printings as per Jonathan Cape's 1928 statement on identifying first editions; contains black and white photographs; shelved Case 2.

[Book #9-96-1281925]
Price: $75.00
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