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Moonraker

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The third book with 9,900 copies produced. The are 2 sets of sheets, no priority established, one text block of poorer quality paper measures approx 15mm and the other 19mm. The book is extremely difficult to find in a fine jacket. They are notoriously fragile and the spines usually faded and worn. A fine jacket attracts a large premium but care should be taken as restoration and re-colouring in not unheard of.
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Specific Titles
Casino Royale
Live and Let Die
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 Moonraker

Published 7th April 1955 by Jonathan Cape in London

How to Identify a First Edition

BOOK

Black cloth, silver lettering, title to front board.
"First Published 1955" verso title page, no other prints stated
Plain white endpapers - 256 pages
Page 10 last line to read shoot not shoo
It seems the T must have become dislodged during the print run
As it was part of the same run not an issue point as such but shoot is preferred


 

DUST JACKET

Artist Kenneth Lewis - Design Kenneth Lewis
Priced at 10s. 6d. net
Front flap, mentions Casino and live and let die
Plus jacket credit
Rear flap, blank but for price and title etc to corner
Rear panel, reviews of Casino Royale and Live and Let Die

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

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