“You only live twice: Once when you are born And once when you look death in the face”: First Edition of Ian Fleming's You Only Live Twice

  • You Only Live Twice.
  • You Only Live Twice.
  • You Only Live Twice.

You Only Live Twice.


Item Number: 60023

London: Jonathan Cape, 1964.

First edition, second state with “First Published March 1964” on the copyright page of the eleventh novel in Ian Fleming’s James Bond series. Small name erased on the front free endpaper, near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Richard Chopping. A very nice example.

You Only Live Twice is the eleventh novel and twelfth book in Ian Fleming's James Bond series. The Belfast Telegraph considered that Fleming was "still in a class of his own." The Bookman declared that You Only Live Twice "must rank among the best of the Bonds." It is the last novel by Fleming to be published in his lifetime, with subsequent works being published posthumously. Made into the 1967 film of the same title with a screenplay by Roald Dahl, starring Sean Connery as Bond and Donald Pleasence as Blofeld.

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