New York: McFadden-Bartell Corp. 1964. Magazine format in pictorial paper wraps. Original price: 25 cents. Minor wear to foot of spine, some ink notation to margin of first advert. Near fine. Minor wear to foot of spine, some ink notation to margin of first advert. Near fine. A condensation of the novel Goldfinger, a 'Saga Book Special', which appears on pages 23–7 and 56–69. The text is abridged, printed in double-columns with exclusive illustrations by Barye Phillips including one full-page colour plate. The dramatic cover painting, showing a close-up of Bond and Jill with an inset scene of Tilly's Triumph chasing Goldfinger's Silver Ghost, is by Stan Klimley. This is an attractive version, issued in advance of that autumn's blockbuster film release of 'Goldfinger'. This is the first American periodical appearance and the first US illustrated edition. Scarce. Item #39946
Gilbert A7b 'Periodical Appearances', page 256.
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