Monday 17 November 2008

Goldfinger - First US Edition

Title: Goldfinger
Author: Ian Fleming
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
Publication Date: 18 August 1959
Price: $ 3.50
Book: Black cloth with embossed skull and gold lettering
Title Page: One the back of the title page: "First Published 1959/© 1959 by Glidrose Productions Ltd." and a line that reads "Printed in Great Britain". The first American edition used British printing material together with a Macmillan title page. First editions released: 7,500 copies.
Dust Jacket: Designed by Richard Chopping, almost identical to the UK version except the “Macmillan” logo, price and no “Diamond Smugglers” promotion.