Moonraker - Ian Lancaster Fleming 1955 - Jonathan Cape, London - First Edition, First impression, Second State ‘Bond is what every man would like to be and what every woman would like to have between her sheets.’ - Raymond Chandler on Moonraker.

The third and arguably one of the best Bond novels. .

An attractive copy of the uncommon third James Bond title, in the ‘flame’ design dust jacket by Kenneth Lewis.

Smartly housed in custom made black morocco leather and cloth clamshell case, titled in gilt.
  References: Gilbert, Ian Fleming - The Bibliography, A3a (1.2):- Book - First Impression (second impression has ‘Second Impression’ on copyright page), second state with the ‘t’ in ‘shoot’ present and correctly printed on the second last line of page 10 (first state lacks the ‘t’), binding A (type A Fabroleen cloth, also issued in type B Linson cloth (binding B), no priority). Dust jacket - First Impression (second impression added a Raymond Chandler quote and ‘press opinions’ notice to front flap, and ten reviews to the rear panel).

Published 7th April 1955, 9,600 copies.

Other references: Eric Quayle
Detective Fiction. Firsts Vol 8 No4. Penzler Ian Fleming’s James Bond. Campbell Ian Fleming- A Catalogue of a Collection.

Octavo pp. 256. Publisher’s black cloth, lettered in silver to spine and front panel. Dust jacket price clipped to front and rear flap.
  Condition: Very good, some abrasion to lower 2cm of front fold, in very good dust price-clipped dust jacket, toned, wear to corners and spine ends, several short closed tears.   Ref: 108098   Price: HK$ 40,000