Title: James Bond: Thunderball
Author: Ian Fleming
Illustrator: Raymond Hawkey
Publisher: Pan Books Ltd.
Remarks: 2nd printing
Book Condition: Near Excellent
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: "SPECTRE – the Special Executive for Counterintelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, Extortion is an international gang of super-criminals headquartered in Paris. The letter to Britain's Prime Minister amounts to monstrous blackmail – two hi-jacked atomic bombs will be exploded in unspecified Western cities, failing payment of a fantastic ransom of £100 million in gold bullion. James Bond, Britain's Agent Extraordinaire, is the man selected to foil this hideous threat. Bond finds just one person who can help him if she will, the savagely beautiful blonde who is the mistress of SPECTRE's sinister 'Number One'."
Die-cut bulletholes to front cover. Apart from some negligible wear to the covers (including a smidgen of tanning to the rear – refer to additional image), the book is in superb condition. Pages are lightly tanned, but haven't a speck of foxing, and are completely unmarked. Binding is very tight.
An excellent collector's copy of the second printing.
Measures 18 cm × 11 cm (7.2″ × 4.4″). 12mo. 234 pp. + 6 pp advertising other books by the publisher.