"Mr Bond, they have a saying in Chicago: 'Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action": FIRST EDITION OF IAN FLEMING’S GOLDFINGER; Signed by Him




Item Number: 97355

London: Jonathan Cape, 1959.

First edition of the seventh novel in Ian Fleming’s James Bond series. Octavo, original black cloth. Boldly signed by Ian Fleming on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Richard Chopping. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.

Goldfinger originally bore the title The Richest Man in the World. Based upon American gold tycoon Charles W. Englehard, Fleming named his villain after British architect Erno Goldfinger. When the actual Goldfinger found out his name was being used, he threatened to sue Fleming, and the matter was ultimately settled out of court. A best-seller upon its release, it became the third James Bond film in 1964 starring Sean Connery.

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