London: Jonathan Cape, 1962 [actually issued October 1961]. UNCORRECTED PROOF copy of the First Edition. Softcovers, octavo (18 x 11cm), pp.221; , blank. Publisher's green wraps, with titles printed in black. Contents clean. Damp mark to covers, extending to first and final leaves (faintly). A very good, presentable copy, housed in a custom-made fleece-lined, leather-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 #55651
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