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    [James Bond]. Ian Fleming. Live and Let Die. London: Jonathan Cape, [1954]. First edition, serif faint on the signature letter "I" on page 129. Octavo. 240 pages. Publisher's black cloth, Edward IV gold rose noble coin device stamped in gilt on front board, spine lettered in gilt, in original second issue dust jacket, (identified as third state by Biondi and Pickard). Front board bent near joint and slightly splayed, with three short ripples in cloth above coin device, spine gently cocked, gilt slightly tarnished, upper corners softly bumped. Occasional light foxing to edges of text block, blemish with small bruise at upper corner of front free endpaper from pencil erasure. Dust jacket a bit browned, rear panel lightly soiled and creased near fore-edge with faint dampstaining to lower portion as well as at rear flap fold; edges worn, particularly at spine ends, with small cloth tears to bottom edge of front panel and some separation at bottom of each fold, faint offsetting to verso. Still, very good. Gilbert A2a.

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