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You Only Live Twice

You Only Live Twice

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You Only Live Twice

by FLEMING, Ian

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About This Item

London: Jonathan Cape, 1964. London: Jonathan Cape, [1964].

First edition, first printing (with "First published 1964".) Small octavo (7 3/8 x 4 7/8 inches; 188 x 124 mm). 255, [1] pp.

Original full black cloth-patterned paper over boards,. Top board blocked in gilt with Japanese characters (reading "you only live twice"). Spine lettered in silver with silver Cape logo at foot. Light brown wood-grain patterned endpapers. Small tape residue on endpapers. Some foxing to text block edge. Binding slightly skewed. Dust jacket by Richard Chopping, using a wraparound piece of artwork for the first time. Light sunning and small hole to jacket spine. Light foxing to back panel of jacket. Still a near fine copy.

"You only live twice: Once when you are born, and once when you look death in the face." After Basho, Japanese Poet, 1643-94.

Campbell 12007A1.

HBS 68689.

$1,250.

Synopsis

Bond, a shattered man after the death of his wife at the hands of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, has gone to pieces as an agent, endangering himself and his fellow operatives. M, unwilling to accept the loss of one of his best men, sends 007 to Japan for one last, near-impossible mission. But Japan proves to be Bond's downfall, leading him to a mysterious residence known as the 'Castle of Death' where he encounters an old enemy revitalized. All the omens suggest that this is the end for the British agent and, for once, even Bond himself seems unable to disagree...

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Bookseller
Heritage Book Shop, LLC US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
68689
Title
You Only Live Twice
Author
FLEMING, Ian
Book Condition
Used
Quantity Available
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Publisher
Jonathan Cape
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1964
Weight
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Keywords
English Literature|Modern Firsts

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Fine
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