London: Hodder and Stoughton 1997. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Octavo (24 x 16cm), pp.213. The standard hardcover edition, with cover photo of Pierce Brosnan as James Bond and only Bruce Fierstein listed as scriptwriter (a rare variant exists with four writers credited). Published simultaneously with the mass-market softcover. A lovely fine copy with the production crease to pastedown, seemingly affecting the majority of copies. Raymond Benson's first 007 novelisation and by far his rarest Bond book. Signature obtained in person at one of several book signing sessions held in our London store. This copy subsequently SIGNED by actress Dame Judi Dench who played 'M' in the 1997 United Artists film. Item #44274
Hubin; Crime Fiction IV. Gilbert, Jon; Ian Fleming: The Bibliography, page 613.
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