You Only Live Twice. Ian Fleming.

You Only Live Twice

Chopping, Richard. Hard Cover. London: Jonathan Cape. First Edition. Very Good / Dust Jacket Included.

First edition, first impression, first state, in Gilbert's Binding A. Publisher's black cloth stamped in gilt with seven Japanese characters to front board, lettered in metallic silver to spine, with bamboo printed endpapers; in the original pictorial dust jacket designed by Richard Chopping featuring a poisonous toad, a dragonfly, and a pink chrysanthemum on a bamboo platform, lettered in black. Fine book in an unclipped jacket with some toning to the spine and flap folds, very light rubbing and some very minor soiling. Very good or better example of the 12th James Bond Agent 007 adventure. A12a (1.1). You Only Live Twice is "perhaps the most bizarre and doom-fraught of all James Bond's adventures." It is the final installation in the trilogy featuring the villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld, leader of the spy organization SPECTRE. After Blofeld murders Bond's young bride in the preceding On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963), M throws the disheartened 007 into what seems like an impossible mission in Japan where he will once again encounter his nemesis. You Only Live Twice is the last Bond novel to be published during the author's lifetime.

Item #IF096

Price: $450.00