'The Man with the Golden Gun' by Ian Fleming, 1st Edition Golden Gun
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A lovely and rare book, The Man With the Golden Gun.
Jonathan Cape, 1965. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good Condition. Minus Dust Cover. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing, first issue, first state with gun embossed in gilt on front cover. Wear to the top of the spine, slight foxing to edge of page block and a small stain on page 171 to the top. Overall in sound condition but certainly not mint.
According to the publisher's archive, a mere 940 copies (from an original print run of a whopping 82,000) were blocked in gilt. The design was quickly scrapped in favour of a more economical plain front cover, as the amount of gilt required for the golden pistol was rather cost-prohibitive.
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