FLEMING | You Only Live Twice, 1964, first edition, presentation copy
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE. LONDON: JONATHAN CAPE, 1964
8vo, FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ("To | Celestial Hayward san | from | Miserable Fleming-san") on front free endpaper, original black cloth, lettered in silver, Japanese characters on upper cover in gilt, wood-grain effect endpapers, DUST-JACKET, collector's green full morocco folding box with design in onlays by The Cottage Bindery, Bath
A FINE COPY
Described by Andrew Lycett as "the lugubrious bibliophile", John Hayward (1905-1965) at one time shared accommodation with T.S. Eliot. In 1952 Fleming started The Book Collector, with Hayward as the editor.
Gilbert A12a (1.1)
slight fading to spine of collector's box
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