Ian Fleming

Live and Let Die

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The second book in the series sees James Bond in Harlem, Florida and Jamaica. The book was adapted for film and starred Roger Moore as 007. There were 7,500 copies  printed but fine copies in 1st issue jackets are rare, books tend to brown and fox and rear panel on dustwrapper tend to discolour easily. There is a considerable difference in value between first and later state jackets.
If you are interested in buying or selling James Bond books then our rare booksellers section may be of some assistance.

Specific Titles
Casino Royale
Moonraker
Diamonds are Forever
From Russia with Love
Dr No
Goldfinger
For Your Eyes Only
Thunderball
Spy Who Loved Me
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
You Only Live Twice
Man with the Golden Gun
Octopussy Living Daylights

Ian Fleming Live and Let Die

Published 5th May 1954 by Jonathan Cape in London

How to Identify a First Edition

BOOK

Black cloth, gilt lettering, emblem to front board.
"First Printed 1954" verso title page, no other editions stated
Plain white endpapers - 240 pages


 

DUST JACKET

Artist Kenneth Lewis - Design Ian Fleming
Priced at 10s. 6d. net
There are 3 issues of the jacket, all same but for
First Issue: No jacket design credit to front flap
Second Issue: Jacket credit midway between blurb and bottom
Third Issue: Jacket credit directly under blurb
Rear flap, blank but for price and title etc to corner
Rear panel, reviews of Casino Royale

For general information on UK and US editions please see our
Ian Fleming Bibliography

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