The Spy Who Loved Me - with Quad Mark
The Spy Who Loved Me - with Quad Mark by Ian Fleming. First edition, first impression from 1962. Medium format hardback in near fine condition. This is a rarer quad variant, with a 'Quad' mark between the 'E' and the 'M' on the title page, caused by a fault in the printing process. There is a previous owner inscription to the front end page. Other pages are clean, binding is firm. There is a very slight surface mark to the bottom of boards by the spine. The jacket is unclipped, it has minor scuffing and wear/chipping to extremities. Now in removable protective sleeve.
More about this book‘He was about six feet tall, slim and fit. The eyes in the lean , slightly tanned face were a very clear grey-blue and as they observed the men they were cold and watchful. His good looks had a dangerous, almost cruel quality that had frightened me. But now I knew he could smile, I thought his face exciting, in a way no face had ever excited me before …’ Vivienne Michel is in trouble. Trying to escape her tangled past, she has run away to the American backwoods, winding up at the Dreamy Pines Motor Court. A far cry from the privileged world she was born to, the motel is also the destination of two hardened killers—the perverse Sol Horror and the deadly Sluggsy Morant. When a coolly charismatic Englishman turns up, Viv, in terrible danger, is not just hopeful, but fascinated. Because he is James Bond, 007; the man she hopes will save her, the spy she hopes will love her …