Jonathan Cape | Moonraker 1st edition

Jonathan Cape | Moonraker 1st edition. The same dust jacket artwork was used until the 1970s
The same dust jacket artwork was used until the 1970s
Jonathan Cape | Moonraker 1st edition. The design was used for all editions.
The design was used for all editions.
Jonathan Cape | Moonraker 1st edition. The flames on the spine tend to fade, un-faded examples carry a price premium
The flames on the spine tend to fade, un-faded examples carry a price premium
Jonathan Cape | Moonraker 1st edition. 1st edition copyright page
1st edition copyright page
Jonathan Cape | Moonraker 1st edition. Copies exist with a printing error on page 10.  Shoot is spelt as
Copies exist with a printing error on page 10. Shoot is spelt as "shoo" (this version is shoot)

03. Moonraker

Author : Ian Fleming
Publisher : Jonathan Cape
Format : Hardback
Series : Cape hardbacks
Edition : 1st
Year : 1955 (first published with this artwork)
Country published : UK
Artwork designer : Kenneth Lewis

General Notes

‚ÄčCollectors Notes

The main issue with the dust jacket is sunning to the spine. The orange / red flames fade and the white areas darken. The example shown has some fading but is better than many. A book with an un-faded jacket could be worth 3 or 4 times that of a badly faded one.

There are two variants of the book, the rarer and more valuable one has a missing t from the word “shoot” at the bottom of P10. Editions with “shoo” tend to have thinner paper which darkens more than normal.

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