Live and Let Die

FLEMING, Ian

THE RARE FIRST ISSUE

FLEMING, Ian Live and Let Die

Cape, 1954.

First edition, first state. Original black boards with gilt titles and vignette, in printed dustwrapper. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper, with minor wear to corners and a touch of tanning to the rear panel. A fresh, bright copy.

The second James Bond novel. The first state of the dustwrapper is identifiable by the lack of the two line credit on the front flap "Jacket devised by the author and executed by Kenneth Lewis". This was changed during the print run.
Liberated by the encouraging response to his first novel, Fleming adopted a more adventurous style in this novel and in doing so developed his own "informative journalistic" form of fiction which was to become characteristic of all the James Bond novels to follow. Certainly friend and fellow writer William Plomer approved of the book, "If I'm any judge, this is just the stuff - sexy, violent, ingenious and full of well-collected detail of all kinds."

Stock ID: 39527

£17,500.00

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