“They want us dead,' said Bond calmly. 'So we have to stay alive": Ian Fleming’s Moonraker; Signed by Him




Item Number: 122972

London: Jonathan Cape, 1963.

Early printing of the third novel in the James Bond series and what many critics to be his finest. Octavo, original black cloth. Boldly signed by Ian Fleming on the front free endpaper. From the personal collection of a close female friend of Fleming’s who visited him in Jamaica frequently. 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.

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.

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