Jonathan Cape and Hodder & Stoughton Ltd., 1986. Comprising the complete text in 295 numbered pages on A4 sheets, printed to the rectos only. Loose leaves, housed in a simple card folder. In near-fine condition, with the occasional fold and crease to folios. The corrected manuscript of the 1986 James Bond continuation novel, signed by the author and inscribed by him to the first leaf: "final, edited ms." Each leaf, without exception, is heavily annotated in various hands and inks. The manuscript is complete, with all preliminary and title pages included. This item was purchased directly from the author shortly before his death in 2007 and 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 #156075
MS5602; Gilbert, page 613; The Schøyen Collection No. 309.