London: Jonathan Cape. 1965 [actually issued late 1964]. Pp.221. PROOF copy in publisher's wraps. Some minor wear, joints a little rubbed, old tape mark to head of spine, some cockling; a very good copy housed in a morocco-spined clamshell box. Ian Fleming wrote one James Bond novel each winter in his Jamaican retreat 'Goldeneye' from 1953-1964. This title, The Man with the Golden Gun, was written during the 63/64 winter months and published posthumously by Cape as the last full-length Bond novel; the later 'Octopussy' being short stories. Basis for the 1974 movie starring Roger Moore as Bond and (Fleming's cousin) Christopher Lee as villain Francisco Scaramanga who, in the novel, is nicknamed "Pistols" Scaramanga. Item #43356
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