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LIVE AND LET DIE by  Ian: FLEMING - First edition, first printing, first state - from Lucius Books (SKU: 10738)

LIVE AND LET DIE

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LIVE AND LET DIE

by FLEMING, Ian:

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About This Item

London: Jonathan Cape. 1954. First edition, first printing, first state. First edition, first printing, first state. Original black cloth with bronze titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely near fine copy, the binding clean and square, the contents clean and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed first state dustwrapper which has thin strips of darkening to the flap edges and minor rubbing to the extremities. Not price-clipped (10s 6d net to both the front and rear flap). Housed in a custom made black morocco solander box with titles in gilt to the spine. A very attractive example. The second of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels. The first issue dustwrapper omits the credit to the dustwrapper artist Kenneth Lewis. This was noticed roughly two thirds of the way through the print-run and the artist credit overprinted onto the flap for the remainder of the first edition. As such there were no more than 5,300 copies of first issue printed. [Gilbert A2a (1.1)]. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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"Her hair was black and fell to her shoulders. She had high cheekbones and a sensual mouth, and wore a dress of white silk. Her eyes were blue, alight and disdainful, but, as they gazed into his with a touch of humour, Bond realized that they contained a message. Solitaire watched his eyes on her and nonchalantly drew her forearms together so that the valley between her breasts deepened. The message was unmistakable." Beautiful, fortune-telling Solitaire is the prisoner (and tool) of Mr Big—master of fear, artist in crime and Voodoo Baron of Death. James Bond has no time for superstition—he knows that this criminal heavy hitter is also a top SMERSH operative and a real threat. More than that, after tracking him through the jazz joints of Harlem, to the everglades and on to the Caribbean, 007 has realized that Big is one of the most dangerous men that he has ever faced. And no-one, not even the mysterious Solitaire, can be sure how their battle of wills is going to end…

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Bookseller
Lucius Books GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
10738
Title
LIVE AND LET DIE
Author
FLEMING, Ian:
Book condition
Used
Edition
First edition, first printing, first state
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
London: Jonathan Cape. 1954

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Our shop is located in central York within a stones throw of the historic Micklegate Bar and walls. We are open seven days a week and carry a high quality stock specialising in but not limited to first editions, signed copies, bound sets and childrens / illustrated books and original art. Our opening times are 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sundays.Lucius Books is proud to be a full member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) trade associations. If you are unable to make it to the shop then our stock is available to view on our website at www.luciusbooks.com

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fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [More]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also... [More]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [More]
dustwrapper
Also known as book jacket, dust cover, or dust wrapper, a dust jacket is a protective and decorative cover for a book that is... [More]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
remainder
Book(s) which are sold at a very deep discount to alleviate publisher overstock. Often, though not always, they have a remainder... [More]
first state
used in book collecting to refer to a book from the earliest run of a first edition, generally distinguished by a change in some... [More]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]
First Edition
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Cloth
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