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    [James Bond]. Ian Fleming. Moonraker. London: Jonathan Cape, [1955]. First edition, second state, with "shoot" corrected on page ten but other textual and printing errors present. Octavo. 255, [256] pages. Publisher's B binding of black cloth, measuring 194 mm tall, front board and spine lettered in silver, in original first-issue dust jacket. Binding lightly rubbed with few minor surface scuffs, rear board slightly warped, spine gently leaning. Page edges foxed with series of small splashes to fore-edge and small dampstain across the bottom edge. Front free endpaper and first two leaves as well as rear endpapers and two terminal leaves foxed; rear endpaper also soiled and stained. Dust jacket restored, with strengthening folds and some color correction in spine, paper lightly browned, small bruise to second "R" near foot of spine panel, front and rear panels lightly soiled, with light foxing and a small splash to rear panel. Later previous owner signature. A good, sound copy, sophisticated for a nicer overall appearance. Gilbert A3a.

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