First edition. Published by Jonathan Cape, London in 1964.
First Printing First State ("First Published 1964" at top of copyright page with no references to "March" or to subsequent printings).
The book is in very good condition, with wood grain patterned endpapers, list in front of book and on dust jacket rear flap to 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'. The book is bound in black boards with silver gilt lettering on spine and gold gilt lettering on front board. The dust jacket is illustrated by Richard Chopping and the 16s net price on the dust jacket remains on the front flap.
You Only Live Twice is the eleventh novel in the Bond series. It was the final Bond novel to be published in Fleming's lifetime and concludes the notorious 'Blofeld Trilogy' directly following 'Thunderball' and 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'. The work offers a more emotional exploration into Bond's character, demonstrating his grief following the murder of his wife. An important spy novel, from this renowned series.
Overall, this is an excellent example of this popular, collectible first edition and would sit well in any collection or make a great gift for any lover of James Bond.
You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming
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