The first edition of the twelfth James Bond novel by Ian Fleming, published after Fleming's death in 1964.
The story centres on the fictional British Secret Service operative James Bond, who had been posted missing, presumed dead, after his last mission in Japan. Bond returns to England via the Soviet Union, where he had been brainwashed to attempt to assassinate his superior, M. After being "cured" by the MI6 doctors, Bond is sent to the Caribbean to find and kill Francisco Scaramanga, the titular "Man with the Golden Gun" , which he does.
The novel was serialised in 1965, firstly in the Daily Express newspaper and then in Playboy magazine; in 1966 a daily comic strip adaptation was also published in the Daily Express. In 1974 the book was loosely adapted as the ninth film in the Eon Productions James Bond series, with Roger Moore playing Bond and Fleming's cousin, Christopher Lee, as Scaramanga.
In a black cloth binding with original clipped dustwrapper. Externally, very smart. Dustwrapper is smart, with just some light edgewear and darkening to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Ink stamp to title page. Pages are bright and generally clean, with just the odd mark. Overall: VERY GOOD with a VERY GOOD INDEED dustwrapper.
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