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Ian Fleming
IAN FLEMING - GOLDFINGER - 1ST 1959 w/DJ ULTRA RARE REVIEW COPY
Condition: Very Good. IAN FLEMING - GOLDFINGER, published by MacMillan, copyright 1959, First Printing (no references to subsequent printings - there was never a 2nd printing in this format), white endpapers with black cloth boards and gold gilt lettering on spine and impressed skull with gold gilt coins for eyes on front board. MacMillan got the plates & cover art from U.K. Jonathan Cape as a result this book is nearly identical to the U.K. 1st (only differences is the references to MacMillan as publisher at bottom of spine & title page). REVIEW SLIP LAID IN LOOSE (SEE FOURTH PICTURE) SHOWING THAT THE U.S. RELEASE DATE WAS AUGUST 18, 1959 (THE REVIEW SLIP ALSO SAYS THAT THE ISSUE PRICE IS $3.00 - SO I WONDER WHY THE DUST JACKET FRONT FLAP WAS PRINTED WITH BOTH $2.95 AND $3.00 PRICES) - WHILE I HAVE HAD REVIEW COPIES OF THE LATER VIKING BOOKS (FOR YOUR EYES ONLY, THUNDERBALL, ETC.), THIS IS THE FIRST MACILLIAN/EARLIEST U.S. 1ST THAT I HAVE EVER HAD (OR SEEN) AS A REVIEW COPY IN 25+ YEARS OF DEALING IN FLEMING BOOKS. Book has flat white pages with sharp outer page corners, no creased page corners, no foxing to pages, endpapers or outer page edges, slight age darkening/dust soiling to outer page edges, endpapers are clean and free from any tape residue or erasures, no former owner's markings or used bookseller stamps/stickers inside, no wear to board edges or corners, no wear to spine tips, no bumped board corners, no discoloration/soiling to boards. Dust jacket has small losses at spine tip corners and tiny tear at bottom of front flap crease otherwise no chipping or tearing … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: fbks68 [Anchorage, Alaska, United States]
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