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Octopussy and The Living Daylights

Fleming, Ian

  • Publisher: Joanthan Cape
  • Published: 1966 , London
  • Condition: near fine
London: Joanthan Cape. This is a near fine copy of Ian Fleming's 'Octopussy and The Living Daylights' in first edition, first impression. London, Jonathan Cape, 1966. The jacket is slightly worn at the top and tail of the spine and it has been price clipped. The boards are free from chips and marks, but a single corner appears slightly crumpled. The text blocks appear slightly discoloured, but remain sharp at the corner- it is free from previous owner's ink. Overall this is a beautiful copy in near fine condition. Octopussy and The Living Daylights (sometimes published as Octopussy) is the 14th and final James Bond book written by Ian Fleming in the Bond series. The book is a collection of short stories published posthumously in the United Kingdom by Jonathan Cape on 23 June 1966. The book originally contained two stories, "Octopussy" and "The Living Daylights", with subsequent editions also including "The Property of a Lady" and then "007 in New York". The stories were first published in different publications, with "Octopussy" first serialised in the Daily Express in October 1965. "The Living Daylights" had first appeared in The Sunday Times on 4 February 1962; "The Property of a Lady" was commissioned by Sotheby's for the 1963 edition of their journal, The Ivory Hammer; while "007 in New York" first appeared in the New York Herald Tribune in October 1963. 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. . Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1966.

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