London: Jonathan Cape, 1966. [Short stories] FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, BINDING A. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.95. Publisher's dark grey cloth-effect paper over boards, blocked in silver, patterned grey endpapers, pictorial dust-wrapper illustrated by Richard Chopping. Original price 10s.6d. printed to the front flap. No owner names, inscriptions or bookplates. A very good copy in like jacket, toned to the spine and extremities. An inexpensive copy of the true first issue. First published in Britain on 23rd June 1966, this is the final original James Bond book from his creator Ian Fleming, containing two short adventures; the title novella plus 'The Living Daylights'. These were later successfully filmed by EON productions with Bond played by Roger Moore (Octopussy, 1983) and Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights, 1987). Item #59539
See Gilbert A14a (1.1).
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