Fire-breathing dragons and a giant cephalopod.
FLEMING, Ian. Dr. No. London: Jonathan Cape, 1958.
Crown 8vo. Original black cloth, with dancing girl in silhouette on upper board, spine lettered in silver, in original wrapper; wrapper with tiny chips to head and foot of spine and small spot to rear, a little spotting to edges; a very good copy.
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.