London: Hodder and Stoughton 1996. FIRST HODDER EDITION. Royal octavo, pp.218. Publisher's hardcover in original photographic dust-wrapper priced at £16.99. This copy in the standard black binding with gilt lettering; this title was also issued for libraries in plain red cloth. Some trivial wear and faint toning to the cheap paperstock employed, minor bumps; near fine. The notoriously scarce first printing, as signified by the number sequence on the copyright page. Author John Gardner's second and final James Bond film novelisation; Janus, a powerful and ambitious Russian gang that no longer cares about ideology, has just acquired Goldeneye, a piece of high-tech space technology with the power to destroy or corrupt the West's financial markets. But Janus has underestimated its most determined enemy- James Bond. Item #42044
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