A few weeks ago I found a Jonathan Cape first edition of Ian Feming's "The Spy Who Loved Me" for sale online. The hardback was published in 1962 and was one of only 30,000 copies printed. It also features a really nice dust jacket by Richard Chopping. For the "Buy It Now" price being asked I couldn't let it go, and the book arrived in the post today just in time for Christmas.
The strange thing is this is the second Jonathan Cape copy of this novel I've purchased in the last five months. The previous was a 1963 fifth impression purchased in August.
I'm hoping instead of another "The Spy Who Loved Me" the next Jonathan Cape I purchase is an earlier one in the series, preferably a "Casino Royale" first edition... well we can all dream anyway.
Have a great Christmas and New Year everyone and may you have a successful year of Bond collecting next year.
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