London: Jonathan Cape, 1977. [Espionage novel] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.222; , bank. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with gilt titles to spine, original jacket designed by Bill Botten priced at £3.50. Discreet bookplate of the prominent crime collector and Bond authority Iwan Hedman beneath front flap. No sunning, no toning, no dustiness, spotting or marking. Simply an exquisite, pristine copy with a nice provenance. This is the original story / novel of the 1977 James Bond film 'The Spy Who Loved Me' written under licence from Ian Fleming's copyright holders Glidrose. Iwan Hedman-Morelius was a respected figure in Bond-collecting circles and was a correspondent of Fred Snelling, author of Double O Seven. A Report. (1964). Books from the Hedman collection have since been sold by ourselves and the other great Fleming authorities Otto Penzler and James M. Pickard. Item #53847
Hubin; Crime Fiction IV. Gilbert, Jon; Ian Fleming: The Bibliography, page 612.