Live and Let Die
Ref. 105164 Edition. First Edition
Illustrated By: Kenneth Lewis
Published By: Jonathan Cape 1954 (London)
True first edition of James Bond's second adventure in a second state dust jacket. Three states of the true first edition dust jacket were printed, of which this is the second; containing designer credit to front flyleaf and 'second impression' to rear panel. Jacket is therefore first edition second state. Clothbound with gilt tooled vignette to cover and title to spine. Gilt to spine ever so slightly dulled, lightly rubbed with lower corner a little bumped. Jacket leaves and rear panel are toned, with rear panel a little soiled. Iconic cover title of purple and gold is still lovely and vibrant. Rubbing to hinge with small chipping to spine edges and small closed tear to lower left of jacket cover. Jacket is not price clipped, with price of 10s. 6d. net present to front flyleaf. Pages are clean and bright but for occasional edge toning, and very faint spotting to lower end of text block edge. Housed in a custom made quarter leather clamshell box with five raised bands and gilt tooled title and date to spine. Overall very good condition. 240 pp. A bright copy of this comparatively scarce first edition.
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Book Type: Book