Item #67685 The Facts of Death. Raymond BENSON, born 1955.
The Facts of Death.
The Facts of Death.
The Facts of Death.
The Facts of Death.

The Facts of Death.

New York, NY: Putnam, 1998. [Spy novel] FIRST U.S. EDITION. A superb association copy, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO HUGH HEFNER. Octavo (24 x 16cm), pp.260; [2]. Hardcover in jacket. Author's presentation note in his customary sharpie to title page; For / Hef - /... in case you want / to read the rest of / the story! // With all good wishes, - // Raymond Benson. Fine condition. A significant copy; Hugh Hefner (1926-2017) was the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine, in which many of Ian Fleming's James Bond stories first appeared. According to Raymond Benson "the appearances of Fleming's work in Playboy did much to perpetuate the Bond/Playboy image in the early days of the author's fame in America" (The James Bond Bedside Companion, p.24). The tradition of Bond in Playboy was revived by Raymond Benson in the 90s when he became the official James Bond novelist. Some chapters of 'The Facts of Death' appeared in Playboy prior to publication, hence the inscription in Hef's personal copy. Item #67685

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