The Spy Who Loved Me by Ian Fleming, 1964
A very smart copy with black covers, silver dagger design to upper board and silver lettering to the spine, all clean with sharp corners. Red endpapers, 'Dreamy Pines Motor Court' illustration after Contents page, title vignette and decorative first letter to each chapter, all clean and bright apart from sporadic marks to a couple of pages, light marks to pages 211-216 as seen in photos, 1/8" tear to bottom of one page and corner crease to another page. Previous owner's inscription to verso of front endpaper. Unclipped dust jacket, priced at 16s. net, with browning, rubbing to edges and small chipping and loss to the tips of the spine, rubbing and slight loss to the edges and marks to rear panel as seen in photos.
- Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London
- Year of Publication: 1964
- Illustrator: Richard Chopping Dust Jacket
- Special Attributes: First Edition, Sixth Impression, March 1964.
- Pages: 221pp
- Size: 7 1/8" X 5 1/4"
'The Spy Who Loved Me is the ninth novel in Ian Fleming's James Bond series, first published by Jonathan Cape on 16 April 1962. It is the shortest and most sexually explicit of Fleming's novels, as well as a clear departure from previous Bond novels in that the story is told in the first person by a young Canadian woman, Vivienne Michel. Bond himself does not appear until two thirds of the way through the book. Fleming wrote a prologue to the novel giving Michel credit as a co-author'.