Rare Books & Manuscripts


Fleming, Ian.
Jonathan Cape, London, 1955


First edition, first impression, one of two variant states, printed on thicker paper stock and with the word "shoot" on page 10 correctly printed. The entire first impression (containing both "shoot" and "shoo" states) was issued on 7 April 1955. The third book in the James Bond series, Moonraker was adapted into a film of the same name in 1979, starring Roger Moore.


Octavo. Original black cloth, spine and front cover lettered in silver. With the dust jacket. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery.


Spine minimally cocked, covers a little dusty; near-fine in a very nice example of the jacket, spine and rear panel panel faintly toned with couple of nicks to head of spine panel.

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