Lot 56

FLEMING, Ian (1908-64).  You Only Live Twice. London: Jonathan Cape, 1964. 8vo. Half title. Original black cloth with Japanese characters stamped in gilt on upper cover, spine lettered in silver, dust-jacket designed by Richard Chopping with price of 16s. unclipped (jacket with stain at upper edge of upper and lower wrapper, a few additional stains to lower wrapper). Provenance: THOMAS BLOFELD (armorial bookplate). FIRST EDITION. “Blofeld”, who appears in the book, is mentioned on the lower wrapper: “When Ernst Stavro Blofeld blasted into eternity the girl whom James Bond had married only hours before, the heart, the zest for life, went out of Bond …”

Estimate: £400-£600