You Only Live Twice.

Pan Books Ltd, 1965. Slim octavo. Original green wrappers, lettered in black and red. With dust jacket. A near-fine copy, spine rubbed and creased, otherwise presenting well for a paperback edition, in very good dust jacket, wear to joints and extremities, nicks to spine ends. First paperback edition, first impression, international version, for export only, marked "Not for sale in UK" to the rear wrapper panel and with the promotional dust jacket. The first paperback edition to be priced and sold in the UK was the second printing issued the following year. This example includes the promotional movie tie-in dust jacket, issued circa 1967. The promotional dust jackets were intended to adorn unsold copies of the first printing remaining in bookshops at the time of the film release in 1967. Fleming bibliographer Jon Gilbert has found just two copies of this edition with the promotional jacket, suggesting that "a fraction have survived, or that very few were made". This copy is from the significant Ian Fleming collection of Martin Schøyen (b.1940), with his bookplate. Schøyen's private collection of manuscripts, which span all cultures and all time periods, is one of the largest and most comprehensive of its kind. Item #155939

Gilbert A12a (11.2); The Schøyen Collection No. 95.

Price: £1,650.00

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