The Man With The Golden Gun First Edition by Ian Fleming


First Edition.

Published by Jonathan Cape, London 1965.


The Man With The Golden Gun First Edition:

Black textured cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine in good condition. Green marbled end papers. Internally  clean. Previous owner’s signature,”Chenery , written on front free end page. Original dust jacket with a gun illustration wrapped around the spine. Spine and edges are darkened but otherwise colours are good. Light chipping to the corners of the fold and spine ends. Two small dark marks on the top of the spine in between the letters H and T. Front flap contains only “The Man with the Golden Gun”, the new James Bond and price (18s). The rear flap of the cover has the other adventures of James Bond, non fiction and children’s books by Ian Fleming. 221 pp. 8vo

The twelfth novel and thirteenth book in the James Bond series. Ian Fleming completed the first draft and edit of the novel before his death so the manuscript was finally edited by his copy editor, William Plomer.  The publishers, Jonathan Cape, requested advice from Kingsley Amis although his comments were not included in The Man with the Golden Gun. Amis went on to write continuation novels of James Bond.

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