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James Bond, the spy who loved me
Jonathan Cape Ltd 1977 - This is a fine first edition, first printing hardback. The book is without fault or blemish. The page block is tight, white and square. The pages are perfect with no evidence of foxing or other marks. The black boards are unmarked whilst the gilt lettering remains clear and bright. The price clipped dust wrapper is near fine; still crisp and bright with two tiny closed tears and some wear to the folds and edges. The superb wraparound artwork on the dust wrapper by Bill Botten is a particular distinguishing feature of the book. The dust wrapper is now protected by an acid free removable archival cover and presents well. The book may well be unread. This is the first ‘novelisation’ of a James Bond film. Many more were written following the death of Ian Fleming, some more meritorious than others, this being one of the better ones. The film ‘The Spy who loved me’ took only its title from Fleming’s book of that name. The plot, characters and perspective of the Fleming book were considered to be a poor fit with previous Bond films. Christopher Wood was commissioned, therefore, to write a screenplay for the film that used only the title from the Fleming book. Wood was a strange choice since his previous screen work had been confined mainly to the salacious and rather poorly produced ‘Confessions’ films. However, he rose to the task and the film was a critical and popular success. Wood was thus encouraged to produce a novel based on his screenplay. The novel added ‘James Bond’ to the title ‘The Spy who loved me’ in order to distinguish the book from the original novel by Fleming. Wood’s book had a very small print run and it is now one of the rarest and most sought after of the post Fleming James Bond novels. The images you see are high resolution scans of the actual item. The book will be dispatched via the Royal Mail in protective packaging. We do not charge postage to buyers within the UK. We offer a 7 day no quibble full refund if the item is not as described and shown. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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