Casino Royale. London: Jonathan Cape, 1953. First edition, in first issue dust jacket. Publisher's black cloth lettered in red on spine and with heart design on upper cover, dust jacket 'devised by the author' by artist Kenneth Lewis in bright, grey colours with red hearts and yellow titles. Cloth boards in bright clean condition, contents clean throughout without any markings, jacket lightly worn along edges, rear cover lightly browned, font flap price-clipped, rear flap with the printed price of 10s. 6d. Net present. A very good copy, housed in collector's solander box. The author's first book and the first appearance of James Bond. 4,728 copies of the first impression were printed, although no more than 3000 were issued in the first state dust wrapper, the remainder having a favourable Sunday Times review overprinted on the front flap.