The Man With The Golden Gun. Ian Fleming.

The Man With The Golden Gun

Chopping, Richard. Hard Cover. London: Jonathan Cape, 1965. 1st Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.


First edition, first impression, second state as usual (without gun in gold to front board), binding A (gilt lettering, no priority assigned). Publisher's black cloth with gilt stamping to spine, green patterned endpapers; in original pictorial dust jacket designed by Richard Chopping, with an illustration wrapping around the panels of seaweed, a golden gun, bullets, flies, and an animal skull. Near fine, with a very slight lean to the spine, one or two faint scuffs to the page edges, former owner's inscription to the front free endpaper; unclipped dust jacket, with a touch of wear to the spine head, else fine. A very beautiful copy. Gilbert A13a (1.2). The Man with the Golden Gun involves one of 007's most seemingly impossible missions. M sends him to Jamaica to kill "Pistols" Scaramanga, known for his weapon of choice- a gold plated Colt .45 loaded with bullets made of solid gold. An assassin trained by the KGB, Scaramanga has blown through a trail of M16 agents and has a bullet etched with the number 007. While many have hypothesized that the character of James Bond is Fleming's fictional representation of himself, it is Scaramanga that bears unusual similarity to Fleming; both are retired intelligence agents living in Jamaican bungalows. Fleming wrote all of his James Bond novels from his Goldeneye home in Jamaica, including The Man with the Golden Gun, which was published posthumously.


Item #IF085

Price: $500.00