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Dr No FIRST edition
By Jonathan Cape

This book was purchased in the UK when it was first released and was brought out to NZ with a family member.

Its NOT a book club copy
This is the REAL deal.

NO Dust Jacket unfortunately ...

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE FIRST EDITION:
Publication Date: 1958
Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London
Print Run: 20,000 copies

The book: Published with two types of boards, one board style is plain black with silver titles to the spine ( that is the one offered here ) , with the other variation having a silhouette of a dancing woman to the front and silver titles to the spine. No priority is given between the two variations, however it is believed that the variant with the plain black boards are more rare and are the first state. The copyright page should state: First published in 1958 with no other editions stated. White end papers
The jacket: Artist Pat Marriot. Matte jacket paper. The jacket has a shadow image/silhouette of a dancing woman to the front. The rear flap is blank with only a credit statement to the artist. The words “Ian Fleming” on the spine should be black (later printings will have the word “Ian Fleming” in white on the spine). Priced at 13s 6d net.

POINTS OF COLLECTING INTEREST:
The book has a tendency to fox more than the other James Bond / Ian Fleming titles, so premiums are paid if the pages are still clean and without foxing. Premiums are paid for books with unsplit cloth, bright unfaded titles to the spine and front of the boards, sharp corners and no edgewear.

The Dr. No dust jacket also tends to ‘sun’ however with the jacket being mostly dark the effect is far more subtle. The white portions on the spine title (Dr. No), can become dingy or browned, and the overall brown spine tones can somewhat fade to a marginally lighter color. The rear white panel may often become dingy. Premiums are paid if the Dr. No spine titles are still bright white and/or if the brown tones are unfaded. Premiums are also paid for clean, bright rear panels Please read the questions and answers for this listing.
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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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