Item #156670 Collection of Uncorrected Proofs [James Bond series]. Licence Renewed; For Special Services; Role of Honour; Nobody Lives Forever [For Ever]; No Deals, Mr. Bond; Scorpius. John GARDNER.
Collection of Uncorrected Proofs [James Bond series]. Licence Renewed; For Special Services; Role of Honour; Nobody Lives Forever [For Ever]; No Deals, Mr. Bond; Scorpius.
Collection of Uncorrected Proofs [James Bond series]. Licence Renewed; For Special Services; Role of Honour; Nobody Lives Forever [For Ever]; No Deals, Mr. Bond; Scorpius.

Collection of Uncorrected Proofs [James Bond series]. Licence Renewed; For Special Services; Role of Honour; Nobody Lives Forever [For Ever]; No Deals, Mr. Bond; Scorpius.

Jonathan Cape and Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 1981-88. 6 works, octavo. In original publisher's red and blue wrappers. 2 copies with dust jackets (Licence Renewed and Role of Honour). Near-fine copies, slight rubbing, minor creasing to spines, otherwise in excellent condition for proof copies, in like dust jackets. First editions, of all of the scarce uncorrected proof copies of Gardner's James Bond continuation novels. The fourth work in this collection bears the title Nobody Lives Forever on the spine and front wrapper, while the first published edition was alternatively titled Nobody Lives for Ever. Following No Deals, Mr. Bond, the James Bond book franchise was entirely given over from Jonathan Cape to Hodder & Stoughton, who generally issued advance copies of the regular hardcover editions accompanied by a review slip. These copies are from the significant Ian Fleming collection of Martin Schøyen (b.1940), with his bookplate. Schøyen's private collection of manuscripts, which span all cultures and all time periods, is one of the largest and most comprehensive of its kind. Item #156670

Gilbert, p. 613; The Schøyen Collection Nos. 286, 294, 303, 310, 314, 319.

Price: £1,500.00

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