The first edition of this popular work was published by Jonathan Cape in 1965. It was 221 pages long, and the original retail price was 18s net. The first edition can be identified by the following criteria: First published 1965 is stated on the copyright page. The first state boards have a golden gun embossed on the front cover. The second state lacks the gun. The first state is rare.
Picture of the 1965 first edition dust jacket for The Man with the Golden Gun.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Man with the Golden Gun.
Picture of dust jacket where original 18s net price is found for The Man with the Golden Gun.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Man with the Golden Gun.
The first state boards has a golden gun embossed on the front cover. The more common second state boards does not have the gun.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Man with the Golden Gun.
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