"THE AIR WAS SWEET WITH NIGHT SCENT": First Edition of John Gardner's Licence Renewed; Signed by Him

  • Licence Renewed.

Licence Renewed.

Item Number: 35021

London: Jonathan Cape , 1985.

First edition of John Gardner’s Licence Renewed. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by John Gardner on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

John Gardner wrote, like Ian Fleming, fourteen James Bond novels (1981 to 1996). In all Gardner had fifty-five novels to his credit, with many of them bestsellers. “No fan will fail to be caught up in the world-scale adventure of License Renewed. The dear old formula of the Mad Scientist is also renewed, with great success; and the Girl―with a splendidly improbable name of course―is a worthy addition to the famous gallery of Bond's beauties” (Financial Times).