Item #65379 You Only Live Twice (a James Bond novel). Ian Lancaster FLEMING.
You Only Live Twice (a James Bond novel).
You Only Live Twice (a James Bond novel).
You Only Live Twice (a James Bond novel).

You Only Live Twice (a James Bond novel).

London: Jonathan Cape, 1964. First Impression, Second State, Binding B, bibliographer's copy. Octavo, pp.256. With 'First Published March 1964' on the copyright page. Publisher's dark grey cloth-effect paper over boards with silver titles to spine and Japanese characters in gilt to upper, yellow-tinted bamboo patterned endpapers, in original pictorial dust-wrapper by Richard Chopping. A working copy, with associated handling, copy-editing throughout, p.37 creased, provided with a later plain brown paper jacket with printed labels, made for ready-reference purposes. Jon Gilbert's file copy, with his pencilled notes, bookplate and ownership signature. His comprehensive guide to the works of Ian Fleming (2012) won the 16th Breslauer Prize for bibliography. The first printing comprised 80,540 copies of which only 25,522 were the Second State. This is therefore the rarer of the two states of the first impression. Item #65379

Gilbert A12a (1.4).

Price: £175.00

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