Book #22317

License Renewed - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

John Gardner
Book #22317 License Renewed - 1st US Edition/1st Printing. John Gardner.

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First US Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Richard Merek Publisher, 1981.
ISBN: 0399901183

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"; 8vo; 285, [1] pages.

Price: $48.00

Author Bio

John Gardner

John Edmund Gardner (Nov. 20, 1926 - Aug. 3, 2007) was an English spy novelist who obtained world fame through his engagement as (third) official James Bond author of fourteen 007 novels and two movie novelizations.