London: Jonathan Cape, 1957. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.160. Illustrated with photographs. Publisher's black cloth with white titles to the spine in original dust-jacket illustrated by Denis Pipe. Contents fine, page edges toned, jacket very lightly edgeworn, spine a shade toned/sunned, not price-clipped. A clean example. Fleming's first non-Bond book, and also his first non-fiction work. Written with the assistance of Diamond expert John Collard, who is noted in the book as 'John Blaize'.
True story by famed novelist (James Bond series) Ian Fleming of diamond smuggling in Africa.
Author Ian Fleming
Publisher Jonathan Cape
Condition Near fine