“The Rarest Of the Rare”

golden-gunIf, during these terrific economic times, you’ve got an extra fifteen-and-a-half thousand dollars burning a hole in your pocket, then Bauman Rare Books has got just the item for you.

“THE RAREST, BY FAR, OF THE BOND BOOKS” is the 1965 Jonathan Cape first issue of Ian Fleming’s The Man with the Golden Gun, with a gilt-embossed golden gun on the front of the binding. “Octavo, original gilt-stamped black cloth, patterned endpapers, original dust jacket… housed in a a custom clamshell box.”

High production costs for this particular edition led Cape to switch to an edition without the gilt-stamped gun. They have no record of how many copies were produced with the gun; expert’s estimates are less than 300. This is most likely something you’re not going to stumble over at your local swap meet, or at your neighbor’s garage sale.

The complete details can be found RIGHT HERE, as well as your opportunity to place your order for it. Bauman has a nice collection of rare and first edition Fleming; as well as, no doubt, some other authors, if anybody cares.

So, wax up your credit card and pay them a visit. Tell ’em HMSS sent you; they’ll no doubt be impressed.