Jonathan Cape | For Your Eyes Only 1st edition

Jonathan Cape | For Your Eyes Only 1st edition. The same dust jacket artwork was used on all editions
The same dust jacket artwork was used on all editions
Jonathan Cape | For Your Eyes Only 1st edition. The design was used for all editions.
The design was used for all editions.
Jonathan Cape | For Your Eyes Only 1st edition. 1st edition dust jacket. A common fault is that the red text on the spine fades to orange / yellow
1st edition dust jacket. A common fault is that the red text on the spine fades to orange / yellow
Jonathan Cape | For Your Eyes Only 1st edition. 1st edition copyright page
1st edition copyright page

08. For Your Eyes Only

Author : Ian Fleming
Publisher : Jonathan Cape
Format : Hardback
Series : Cape hardbacks
Edition : 1st
Year : 1960 (first published with this artwork)
Country published : UK
Artwork designer : Richard Chopping

General Notes

Collectors Notes

As with other jackets that have the colour red on them, fading is the main issue. The text on the spine should be bright red as shown but often fades to orange or yellow. The dust jacket has a shiny coating which can become slightly opaque giving the jacket a yellow appearance. The shiny paper makes restoration of damage to this jacket difficult.

There are no specific issues with the book itself, except perhaps to note that for some reason it seems unusual for the book to be offered for sale without the dust jacket. Earlier titles are frequently sold with missing dust jackets as they were viewed simply as protectors for new books and often discarded.

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