I received a couple of text pictures from my brother the other weekend. He was visiting the Mornington Peninsula (here in Victoria) and happened to stop at Frankston where he noticed a secondhand book store.
The first photo he sent was of a number of James Bond paperbacks. From the spines I could see I had a copy of all of the covers so I didn't need to know more about them.
But my brother had also noticed a Jonathan Cape copy of Ian Feming's "Dr No" on the same shelf and had sent me a photo of that book alone.
I immediately rang him to find out the price. He asked the store owner who told him $80. However the owner then said he'd take $40. Wow... bargain!
I queried my brother about the printing details. He told me it was a 2nd edition published in 1958. He also couldn't find any obvious ex-library markings. So I asked him to buy it for me.
I'm not 100% certain the dust jacket is original (it looks pretty good in the photo) but I still think the book is a great bargain regardless. Now I just have to catch up with my brother, pay him and check out the book myself. Thanks bro.