Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo ; , 9-221,  pages
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1965.
A rather attractive and scarce first state of the first edition in very near fine condition, minor spotting to top edge, little bumping to tips in bright dust-jacket with minor chips to edges. Only a very limited number of first state copies (said to be less than 1,000) were made with the famous golden gun embossed on the front cover prior to the design changes for quality reasons. Gilbert A13a,1.1. In custom clamshell case with leather spine.
Fleming's thirteenth and last Bond novel, followed one year later by a collection of short-stories (Octopussy and The Living Daylights). A golden bullet with "007" etched in it is received by her Majesty's Secret Service. It is believed to come from Scaramanga, hired to assassinate Bond and sent to scare his new target.
Basis for the James Bond movie starring Roger Moore, and Maud Adams as Bond girl Andrea Anders, the first of Adams' three Bond appearances. Christopher Lee as Scaramanga.