Category: Modern First Editions

LIVE AND LET DIE Stock code: 10735

Author / Artist:

Fleming, Ian


London: Jonathan Cape. 1959


Sixth printing of the 1954 first edition. Signed by Ian Fleming. Original cloth in dustwrapper. A superb near fine, clean, bright and tight copy, the lightest of bumping to the spine tips, the contents complete and without foxing. With the "Four Oaks Farm" bookplate of film producer Stan Meyer to the front free endpaper. Complete with the very good rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper which has a small chip to the bottom of the spine where it meets the back panel, which is a little dusty. Not price-clipped; 10s 6d net. Unusually for this printing, the dustwrapper is identical to that of the first edition, third state (rear flap blank, back panel with advert for Casino Royale, the front flap with the artist credit directly underneath the publisher's blurb).




Signed by the author in blue ink on the front free endpaper. Provenance: From the library of Stanley and Dodo Meyer. Stanley Meyer, a producer at Warner Brothers, had in 1956 expressed an interest in buying an option on Live and Let Die and Moonraker. At the time of presentation he was producer and co-owner of the legendary Dragnet, the most successful police series on US television.