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Fleming Ian The Man With the Golden Gun

First Edition Prices, Values and Auction Results

Another instant bestseller for British spy author Ian Fleming, The Man with the Golden Gun continued the streak of literary successes in the James Bond franchise. Published by Jonathan Cape (London) in 1965 after Flaming's death in 1964, this novel showcases the popular spy 007 resurrected from what was believed to be his untimely death and given a mission to kill his superior, M. Once transformed to his former self, he hunts down Francisco Scaramanga, the man with the golden gun. The first edition has a color pictorial jacket with wrap-around artwork of a gun, bullets, two flies and a skull over a leaf, designed by Richard Chopping. Editions with the gold gun on the cloth cover have sold at auction for around $5,000. Copies without the gold gun range from $100-$800 depending on condition.

We collected a sample of 28 auction results of Fleming, Ian's The Man with the Golden Gun from 3 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $96 and the highest overall price realized was $5520. The overall average price was $618 and the median price realized for the book was $198. There were 15 auctions (60%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 3 auctions (12%) exceeding the high estimates, and 7 auctions (28%) within the range of the low and high estimates. Auctions of interest include: a Swann sale on April 08, 2010 of a 1965 - Jonathan Cape edition for $5520 that two copies, one an uncorrected proof; a PBA sale on June 12, 2008 of a 1965 - Jonathan Cape edition for $5400 that first state binding;

Recent Auction Results:

Auction House Auction Date Author Title City Publisher Year Estimate Sale Price Auction Page Copies For Sale
PBA July 27, 2017 Fleming, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun London Jonathan Cape / NAL 1965 $250-$350 $216 PBA Abebooks Copies eBay Copies
PBA January 26, 2017 Fleming, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun London Jonathan Cape 1965 $200-$300 $120 PBA Abebooks Copies eBay Copies
Swann May 18, 2016 Fleming, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun London Jonathan Cape 1965 $450-$600 $750 Swann Abebooks Copies eBay Copies
PBA June 25, 2015 Fleming, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun London Jonathan Cape 1965 $200-$300 $300 PBA Abebooks Copies eBay Copies
PBA April 16, 2015 Fleming, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun London Jonathan Cape 1965 $200-$300 $120 PBA Abebooks Copies eBay Copies
PBA September 11, 2014 Fleming, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun London Jonathan Cape 1965 $200-$300 $156 PBA Abebooks Copies eBay Copies
PBA July 31, 2014 Fleming, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun London Jonathan Cape 1965 $200-$300 $156 PBA Abebooks Copies eBay Copies
PBA December 5, 2013 Fleming, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun London Jonathan Cape 1965 $200-$300 $204 PBA Abebooks Copies eBay Copies
PBA March 14, 2013 Fleming, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun London Jonathan Cape 1965 $200-$300 $330 PBA Abebooks Copies eBay Copies
PBA March 24, 2011 Fleming, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun London Jonathan Cape 1965 $200-$300 $270 PBA Abebooks Copies eBay Copies
PBA August 5, 2010 Fleming, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun London Jonathan Cape 1965 $300-$500 $192 PBA Abebooks Copies eBay Copies
PBA April 29, 2010 Fleming, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun London Jonathan Cape 1965 $200-$300 $144 PBA Abebooks Copies eBay Copies
Swann April 8, 2010 Fleming, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun London Jonathan Cape 1965 $600-$900 $5520 Swann Abebooks Copies eBay Copies
Swann April 8, 2010 Fleming, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun London Jonathan Cape 1965 $400-$600 $277 Swann Abebooks Copies eBay Copies
PBA October 22, 2009 Fleming, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun London Jonathan Cape 1965 $300-$500 $300 PBA Abebooks Copies eBay Copies
PBA April 16, 2009 Fleming, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun London Jonathan Cape 1965 $300-$500 $180 PBA Abebooks Copies eBay Copies
PBA January 15, 2009 Fleming, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun London Jonathan Cape 1965 $250-$350 $216 PBA Abebooks Copies eBay Copies
PBA June 12, 2008 Fleming, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun London Jonathan Cape 1965 $5000-$8000 $5400 PBA Abebooks Copies eBay Copies
PBA June 12, 2008 Fleming, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun London Jonathan Cape 1965 $300-$500 $180 PBA Abebooks Copies eBay Copies
PBA April 3, 2008 Fleming, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun London Jonathan Cape 1965 $300-$500 $330 PBA Abebooks Copies eBay Copies
Swann May 17, 2007 Fleming, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun London Jonathan Cape 1965 $300-$400 $300 Swann Abebooks Copies eBay Copies
Bonhams August 13, 2006 Fleming, Ian. The Man With the Golden Gun London Jonathan Cape 1965 - $131 Bonhams Abebooks Copies eBay Copies
Swann September 29, 2005 Fleming, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun London 1965 $200-$300 $150 Swann Abebooks Copies eBay Copies
Bonhams November 23, 2004 Fleming, Ian. The Man With the Golden Gun London Jonathan Cape 1965 - $188 Bonhams Abebooks Copies eBay Copies
PBA September 30, 2004 Fleming, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun London Jonathan Cape 1965 $100-$150 $96 PBA Abebooks Copies eBay Copies
Bonhams March 23, 2004 Fleming, Ian. The Man With the Golden Gun London Jonathan Cape 1965 - $127 Bonhams Abebooks Copies eBay Copies
PBA April 25, 2002 Fleming, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun London Jonathan Cape 1965 $300-$500 $180 PBA Abebooks Copies eBay Copies
PBA February 28, 2002 Fleming, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun London Jonathan Cape 1965 $800-$1200 $780 PBA Abebooks Copies eBay Copies