Diamonds are Forever - Ian Lancaster Fleming 1956 - Jonathan Cape, London - First edition, First Impression James Bond surveyed the glittering diamonds that lay scattered across the red leather surface of M’s desk and wondered what it was all about.

The fourth James Bond adventure; 007’s second assignment in the USA sees him reunited with CIA ally Felix Leiter, and pits him against the Spangled Mob who specialise in diamond smuggling and horse race fixing. (Somewhat loose) Basis for the 1971 blockbuster movie starring Sean Connery in his penultimate outing as 007, and Jill St.John as the unforgettable Tiffany Case.

Smartly housed in custom made clamshell case, black half morocco, gilt titles.
  Reference: Gilbert, Ian Fleming - The Bibliography, A4a(1.2): Book - First edition, First Impression, binding B in type B cloth (as opposed to binding A in type A cloth (A4a(1.1)). No priority assumed, or known breakdown of numbers between the two cloth coverings), the front being centrally stamped in silver with a baguette-cut ‘diamond’ motif, with a repeated diamond pattern ruled in blind, the back strip lettered in silver. No further impressions stated on copyright page. In first edition first impression dust jacket, without the text ‘Jacket Design by Pat Marriott’ at base of front flap.

Other references: Penzler
Ian Fleming's James Bond. Biondi/Pickard Firsts V8 No4. Campbell Ian Fleming- A Catalogue of a Collection. Steinbrunner & Penzler Encyclopaedia of Mystery & Detection. Eric Quayle Detective Fiction.

Octavo pp [8] 11-257 [1]. Dust jacket priced at 12s. 6d. net. to front flap.
  Condition: Very good plus, light foxing to endpapers, gentle 6mm stain to top edge, in very good dust jacket, two 1.5cm closed tears to top edge of front panel, light wear to spine ends and corners, mild soiling and 4mm spot stain to rear panel.   Ref: 107690   Price: HK$ 29,000