First Edition of Ian Fleming's Octopussy and the Living Daylights; Signed by Roger Moore
Octopussy and the Living Daylights.
Item Number: 100987
London: Jonathan Cape, 1965.
First edition of the fourteenth novel in Ian Fleming’s James Bond series. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Roger Moore on the half-title page. Moore played James Bond in the film Octopussy. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Richard Chopping. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional presentation.
Published posthumously, Octopussy and The Living Daylights marks Ian Flemings final contribution to the legacy of his iconic creation, 007 James Bond. These four tales of intrigue are a novel gaze into the deepest character of Bond. The two original stories, "Octopussy" and "The Living Daylights", were both adapted for publication in comic strip format in the Daily Express in 1966–1967. Elements from the stories have also been used in the Eon Productions Bond films. The first, Octopussy, starring Roger Moore as James Bond, was released in 1983 as the thirteenth film in the series and provided the back story for the film Octopussy's family, while "The Property of a Lady" was more closely adapted for an auction sequence in the film. The Living Daylights, released in 1987, was the fifteenth Bond film produced by Eon and starred Timothy Dalton in his first appearance as Bond. "007 in New York", provided character and plot elements for the first two films starring Daniel Craig as Bond, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.