FLEMING, IAN. 1908-1964. Live and Let Die. London: Jonathan Cape, 1954.

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FLEMING, IAN. 1908-1964.
Live and Let Die. London: Jonathan Cape, 1954.

Sold for US$ 9,450 inc. premium
FLEMING, IAN. 1908-1964.
Live and Let Die. London: Jonathan Cape, 1954.
8vo. Publisher's black (Fabroleen) cloth, front cover with gilt-stamped Edward VII coin, original magenta dust-jacket lettered in yellow, closed tear to upper front panel, minor foxing to rear panel, some foxing to page margins first and last pages.
Provenance: "Charles" (ink note to endpaper, dated "4/1954").

"In my job ... when I come up against a man like this one, I have another motto. It's 'live and let die.'"
-James Bond on "Mr. Big," p 41

FIRST EDITION OF THE SECOND BOND BOOK, FIRST ISSUE TEXT AND BINDING, FIRST STATE OF JACKET. Like its predecessor Casino Royale, Live and Let Die was written at Fleming's Goldeneye estate in Jamaica, and his second effort more acutely treats the shifting geopolitical landscape of the 50s, with the same rollicking style. A clean bright copy with all of the earliest points. Gilbert A2a(1.1).
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