New York: The Macmillan Company, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. First U.S. edition, a "Cock Robin Thriller", duodecimo size, 224 pp., in a facsimile dust jacket. Very good +. Item #18111507
"Live and Let Die" is the second book in the James Bond series, by English author and journalist Ian Fleming (1908-1964); the book was actually written before Fleming's first James Bond book, "Casino Royale", was published and deals with themes of the Cold War, race relations, and global politics. "Live and Let Die" is one of the many Bond novels met with great acclaim upon its publication, and it was adapted into a feature film in 1973 starring Roger Moore.
This volume is the first U.S. edition of Fleming's book, published in 1955, with a facsimile dust jacket printed by Facsimile Dust Jackets L.L.C.
___DESCRIPTION: Full navy cloth, publisher's device in yellow on the front board, yellow lettering on the spine; duodecimo size (7.5" by 5.25"), pagination: [i-viii] 1-216. In a facsimile dust jacket with an illustration in teal and gold on the front panel wrapping around to the spine, with title in white and yellow on the front panel, white and yellow lettering on the spine, a list of other books from the publisher on the rear panel, a description of the book on the front flap, and reviews of the book on the rear flap; with "Facsimile Dust Jackets L.L.C." printed on the front flap.
___CONDITION: Volume is better than very good, with clean boards, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; the boards are slightly cocked, some rubbing to the head and tail of the spine and to the corners, corners are very gently bumped, faint soiling to the front free endpaper, presumably some paper that had been glued to it was removed. The facsimile dust jacket is fine, clean, unclipped, without wear.
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