Octopussy and The Living Daylights
London: Jonathan Cape, 1966. First edition. A Fine copy of the book in like, price-clipped dust jacket.
Containing two of the final Bond stories. Octopussy traces Bond's work to apprehend a WWII hero involved in the theft of a cache of Nazi gold. Told largely from the perspective of Smythe, whose flashbacks track Bond's work to arrest him, the story poses a dilemma for 007, who wishes to spare the reputation of a man who has devolved from hero into alcoholic eccentric. Meanwhile, the second story The Living Daylights documents Bond's experiences aiding agents escaping from East to West Berlin while under pursuit from the KGB. Fine in Fine dust jacket. (Item #4685)