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20-22 Chapel Place
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN1 1YQ
Contact Adrian Harrington
Jon Gilbert, Lucas Boulding
Telephone 01892 547531
Specialists 19th and 20th Century Literature, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jules Verne, Winston Churchill, Ian Fleming, Thrillers, Sixties Culture, Rock/Pop & Film, Children's, Illustrated, Travel, Occult Philosophy, General Antiquarian, First Editions, Crime, Horror
Adrian Harrington Rare Books
Stand A03

FLEMING, Ian Lancaster, (1908-1964).

Moonraker. , London: Jonathan Cape. 1955. 1955

FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.256. This is the scarce variant on the thin paper stock with 'shoo' for 'shoot' printed to p.10. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, titled in silver, in 'flame' design dust-wrapper by Kenneth Lewis. The paper stock is toned as expected (this state 'prone to browning' - Gilbert p.95), otherwise contents and binding are near fine, with a small bump to the upper corner. The dust-jacket is a little edgeworn else near fine, exhibiting the usual condition issues inherent with this title; 'the panels are prone to browning and the bright colours suffer from fading' (p.96). A pleasing copy of a rare variant. The 'shoo' version accounts for as few as one in five copies of the first impression. A true Bond highlight.

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Gilbert A3a (1.1)
£12,500