The Man With the Golden Gun (a James Bond novel). Ian Lancaster FLEMING.

The Man With the Golden Gun (a James Bond novel).

London: Jonathan Cape, 1965 [actually issued late 1964]. [Spy thriller] An UNCORRECTED PROOF copy of the first edition. Softcovers, octavo (18 x 11cm), pp.221; [3], blank. Publisher's green wraps, with titles printed in black. Some moderate handling and light wear, toned to extremities. A very good copy indeed, with some occasional editorial corrections and critical comments within, in pencil and blue ink. From the inventory of my respected colleague, author and bookseller George Locke (1936-2019), with his brief notes, historic price [£75] and 'FF' [Ferret Fantasy] code pencilled to the half-title. Ian Fleming wrote one James Bond novel each winter in his Jamaican retreat 'Goldeneye' from 1953-1964. This title, The Man with the Golden Gun, was written during the 63/64 winter months and published posthumously by Cape as the last full-length Bond novel; the later 'Octopussy' being short stories. Basis for the 1974 movie starring Roger Moore as Bond and (Fleming's cousin) Christopher Lee as villain Francisco Scaramanga who, in the novel, is nicknamed "Pistols" Scaramanga. Item #58623

Price: £975.00

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