London: Penguin Books, 2002. [James Bond] Hardback edition. Small octavo (41 x 18 x cm). Publisher's foil-stamped cloth in photographic dust-wrapper by Toby MacFarlan Pond. Contents clean, discreet library identification marks to flyleaves (no other marks within, to title page etc.), spine a little sunned. Generally very good. This was the first James Bond hardback published by Penguin Books, who held the publishing rights to the series for a decade. This edition was released simultaneously as a mass-market paperback, but these hardcovers were produced in very limited numbers (1000 copies only). Item #63562
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