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Fleming, Ian
THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN. LONDON: JONATHAN CAPE, 1965
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
122
Fleming, Ian
THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN. LONDON: JONATHAN CAPE, 1965
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Fleming, Ian
THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN. LONDON: JONATHAN CAPE, 1965
8vo, FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION, FIRST ISSUE, first state (with gilt gun on cover), original cloth, gilt gun on upper cover, spine lettered in gilt, DUST-JACKET
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Literature

Gilbert A13a (1.1)

Catalogue Note

THE RARE FIRST ISSUE STATE WITH A GOLDEN GUN ON THE UPPER COVER.

"According to the publisher's book production files, it is apparent that the cost of blocking each copy with the required amount of Nuvap [gilding]... was prohibitive... The decision to cease stamping a golden gun was purely economical" (Gilbert). About 940 copies were produced with this binding, and most were sent to Commonwealth countries as the earliest available copies produced had to be sent overseas to meet publication dates.

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