"He touched her for the last time and then they turned away from each other and walked off into their different lives": First edition of Ian Flemings Moonraker
Item Number: 110487
London: Jonathan Cape, 1955.
First edition, first issue with “shoo” for “shoot” on page 10 of the third novel in the James Bond series and what many critics to be his finest. Octavo, original black cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with the spine panel bright and with light wear to the spine extremities. Jacket design by Kenneth Lewis. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Noël Coward read Moonraker in proof in Jamaica and pronounced, It is the best thing Fleming has done yet, very exciting His observation is extraordinary and his talent for description vivid" (Lycett, 253-54). It was later adapted to film in 1979, directed by Lewis Gilbert and starring Roger Moore as James Bond.