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by Fleming, Ian

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First edition, first impression. The seventh novel in the James Bond series and the basis for the popular third film released in 1964. Cover art by Richard Chopping.

Original black cloth with lettering to spine in gilt and embossed skull to upper board with gold coins in the eye sockets. A very good copy indeed with a little spotting to edges and to front and rear endpapers and paste-downs. Small area of tape residue to front and, far less conspicuously, rear paste-down. Contents beautifully clean otherwise and free from names or inscriptions.

The original and unclipped dust jacket is unusually bright with none of the often seen toning to the spine panel. A few tape marks to verso and mild traces of wear to top edge, otherwise excellent.


In Ian Fleming's Goldfinger , we are introduced to Auric Goldfinger. This man is without a doubt the most phenomenal criminal Bond has ever faced!  This evil genius likes his cash in gold bars and his women dressed in gold paint - and now he is planning to steal all the gold in Fort Knox. That is, unless Secret Agent 007 can stop him! He must first take on two of the most memorable Bond villains: a human weapon named Oddjob and a luscious crime boss named Pussy Galore. Originally titled The Richest Man in the World, Goldfinger is the seventh novel in Ian Fleming's James Bond series (preceded by Dr. No and followed by For Your Eyes Only). Fleming structured the novel in three sections — “Happenstance,” “Coincidence,” and “Enemy Action” — which was how Goldfinger described Bond's three seemingly coincidental meetings with him.  As a whole, the novel centers on James Bonds’ investigation into the gold smuggling activities of Auric Goldfinger, the richest man in England, who is also suspected of being connected to the Soviet counter-intelligence organization. As well as establishing the background to the smuggling operation, Bond uncovers a much larger plot: Goldfinger’s plan to steal the gold reserves of the United States from Fort Knox.

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Fine Book Cellar Ltd. GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
Fleming, Ian
Book Condition
Used - Very Good+
Jacket Condition
Near Fine
Quantity Available
Jonathan Cape
Date Published
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Goldfinger, Fleming, First
Bookseller catalogs
Modern First Editions; Books to Film; Ian Fleming;

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The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...
The paste-down is the portion of the endpaper that is glued to the inner boards of a hardback book. The paste-down forms an...
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.

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