Feb 25, 2021 - Sale 2559

Sale 2559 - Lot 142

Price Realized: $ 6,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
FLEMING, IAN. The Man With the Golden Gun. 8vo, publisher's black boards, hint of spine lean, gilt stamping on front cover with a few tiny orange spots, spine titles gilt; unrestored price-clipped pictorial dust-jacket after a design by Richard Chopping, spine panel and top and bottom of flaps lightly toned, minor rubbing to corners and spine panel tips, one tiny puncture along spine/rear panel fold, light spotting mainly to verso; ownership signature to top of title. First edition, first state with the golden gun on the front cover. The rarest of the James Bond books. Around 940 copies were produced with this binding before the costs of doing so became prohibitive, with most of these shipped out to the outer reaches of the British Commonwealth (this copy sourced from Australia). Gilbert A13a (1.1). London: Jonathan Cape, (1965)