FLEMING, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun. London: Jonathan Cape, 1965.
8vo., Original black cloth, titled gilt to spine, without the gilt gun to upper cover; patterned green endpapers, with unclipped illustrated dust wrapper by Chopping; pp.221, [iii]; essentially fine, with ever-so-slight nicks to head and foot of jacket the only defects.
The Man with the Golden Gun was written at Goldeneye, Fleming's private estate in Jamaica, in early 1964. The plot features Scaramanga, arms deals, narcotics, smuggling, and the Jamaican sugar industry, among other darstadly deeds. Fleming was accustomed to the sugar business, with friends in the trade, and his Jamaican estate was close to the Drax Hall sugar estate, originally belonging to the 18th century gothic novelist William Beckford.