1st Edition, Ninth Impression with Original Matching Dust Jacket. Published by Jonathan Cape, London, 1963.
The second of Ian Fleming's fourteen James Bond books -- published in 1963 by Jonathan Cape, London. This is a first edition, ninth impression, in original matching dust jacket of “Live and Let Die”.
In this Bond adventure, we're introduced to Mr. Big, a Harlem gangster who controls his empire with superstitious fear. He has discovered a lost treasure beneath a Jamaican Island and is smuggling the gold into America. Bond's mission to stop him is made more urgent by the suspicion that he is also an agent of SMERSH.
This first edition features the original black cloth boards with gilt lettering and gilt medallion on the front cover. Additionally, the book features its matching dust jacket with all corresponding identification points.