London: Cape, 1961. Octavo, black boards, spine gilt lettered, skeletal hand in blind to front cover. Page edges only faintly yellowed, else fine, no owner names. Thin price-clipped Richard Chopping jacket (copy sold new in Canada, the distributor did it), has corner nicks at head of spine and two tiny nicks to top edge of front panel; half inch tear and small rubbed spot to bottom spine fold; soft vertical crease to spine, very nearly fine otherwise, colours bright. An attractive copy. The novel that introduced SPECTRE.