Moonraker | 1955, first edition, first impression.

£7,900.00 GBP £8,500.00

Considered by many to be Fleming’s finest book, the first edition of Moonraker is highly sought after on the market.

The novel follows Bond as he is sent to investigate the disappearance of a British Moonraker missile, which has been hijacked by a wealthy industrialist with ties to the British government. Through a series of twists and turns, Bond uncovers a larger plot to destroy Britain from within and must stop the villains before it is too late.

First edition, first impression, one of two variant states, printed on thicker paper stock and with the word “shoot” on page 10 correctly printed. The entire first impression (containing both “shoot” and “shoo” states) was issued on 7 April 1955.

First edition, first impression, Original black cloth (Gilbert’s binding B, no priority), spine and front cover lettered in silver. With the rare dust jacket.

Published by Jonathan Cape, London, 1955.