Live and Let Die (a James Bond novel). Ian Lancaster FLEMING.
Live and Let Die (a James Bond novel).
Live and Let Die (a James Bond novel).
Live and Let Die (a James Bond novel).

Live and Let Die (a James Bond novel).

London: Jonathan Cape, 1954. [James Bond] FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.240. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, embossed in gilt, with purple dust-wrapper showing the original price of 10/6 to both flaps. With 'author'sskill' text incorrectly spaced to the rear panel, as described in the bibliography, page 61. Housed in an elegant custom leather-spined clamshell case. Contents and page edges clean, some minor spotting to endpapers, gilt remains very bright (often discoloured), jacket a little browned to the rear panel, very light wear to crown and top edge. Near fine. A most unusual version with first issue jacket featuring both the omission of the artist's credit and the lesser-known textual error to the rear panel. Item #59297

Gilbert A2a (1.1). Provenance: Major M.J. Barthorp (ret'd), Royal Anglian Regiment [armorial bookplate to flyleaf].

Price: £18,500.00

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