Book Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First US Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Richard Merek Publisher, 1981.
An attractive first US edition/first printing in Very Good+ condition, little soiling and foxing to top edge in Near Fine dust-jacket.
License Renewed (published in UK editions as Licence Renewed) , first published in 1981, is the first novel by John Gardner featuring Ian Fleming's secret agent, James Bond. It was the first proper James Bond novel (not counting novelizations and a faux biography) since Kingsley Amis's Colonel Sun in 1968.
When Licence Renewed begins, M reminds Bond that the 00 section has in fact been abolished; however, M retains Bond as a troubleshooter, telling him "You'll always be 007 to me"; 285,  pages.