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On Her Majesty's Secret Service  - 1st Edition/1st Printing by  Ian Fleming - First Edition; First Printing - 1963 - from Books Tell You Why, Inc. and Biblio.com

On Her Majesty's Secret Service - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Fleming, Ian

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


London: Jonathan Cape. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1963. First Edition; First Printing. 1/4 Cloth. A handsome first edition/first printing in Fine condition in Nearly Fine, slightly rubbed dust-wrapper showing only very little sunning on spine, much less than usually observed; Fleming's first James Bond novel published after the start of the official film series. Bond is convinced SPECTRE no longer exists, and is frustrated at being unable to locate Blofeld so much so that he actually prepares a letter of resignation for M. Meanwhile, Bond comes across a beautiful, suicidal young woman named Teresa di Vicenzo—by thwarting her suicide drowning. Basis for the only James Bond movie starring George Lazenby as James Bond and Bond Girl Diana Rigg as Tracy di Vicenzo .

A Lancia Spyder with its hood down tore past him, cut in cheekily across his bonnet and pulled away, the sexy boom of its twin exhausts echoing back at him. It was a girl driving, a girl with a shocking pink scarf tied round her hair. And if there was one thing that set James Bond really moving, it was being passed at speed by a pretty girl. When Bond rescues a beautiful, reckless girl from self-destruction, he finds himself with a lead on one of the most dangerous men in the world—Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the head of SPECTRE. In the snow-bound fastness of his Alpine base, Blofeld is conducting research that could threaten the safety of the world. To thwart the evil genius, Bond must get himself and the vital information he has gathered out of the base and keep away from SPECTRE's agents.




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