Fire-breathing dragons and a giant cephalopod.
FLEMING, Ian. Dr. No. London: Jonathan Cape, 1958.
8vo., original publisher's boards, spine lettered in silver; in the original unclipped jacket (13s. 6d. Net) designed by Pat Marriott; pp. [viii], 9-256; slight compression to spine ends; a little spotting to outer edges and prelims; the jacket a touch toned, particularly to edges; with some nicks and creases to inner flap folds and head/foot of spine; very light evidence of internal tape repair (now removed); very good.
First edition, first impression, first state, binding A.
In the sixth of Fleming's novels, Bond travels to a fictional Caribbean island to investigate the disappearance of two MI6 agents. Evading the attempts by Doctor No to thwart his mission, he survives baskets of poisoned fruit, centipedes and spiders, as well a battle with a giant squid.
In 1962, Dr. No was the first of Fleming's novels to be adapted into film, and featured Sean Connery in the title role.