London: Swordfish, an imprint of Orion Publishing Group 2011. Quality hardback re-issue of the first Jonathan Cape edition (1982) featuring the same dust-jacket artwork. FIRST EDITION thus, with a full strike-line number sequence. Octavo, pp.243 + afterword. A very fine copy. John Gardner' second 007 novel as official successor to Ian Fleming; James Bond does battle once again with SPECTRE, the world's greatest criminal organisation. Item #39256
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