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Live and Let Die.
FLEMING, Ian.

Live and Let Die.

Availability: Out of stock

Published: London Jonathan Cape, 1954

Stock Code: 112367

£9,750
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition, first impression, in the first issue jacket without the design credit slug to the front flap. The earliest dust jackets issued made no mention of Kenneth Lewis and at some point the need was recognised to credit his work. A stamp was made and as a stopgap existing jackets were overstamped beneath the blurb on the front flap. This slightly amateurish solution was swiftly abandoned and the jacket was reset and reprinted to include the Lewis credit. Copies of the first impression exist with all three states though we note that the third state dust jacket may readily be found on reprints and ought therefore be regarded with some suspicion.

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Description

Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine and roundel to front board gilt. With the dust jacket.

Condition

Ownership signature to front pastedown blacked out. Light foxing to endpapers and edge of text block; an excellent copy in the jacket with a little rubbing and some nicks to extremities.

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