You Only Live Twice - Ian Lancaster Fleming 1964 - Jonathan Cape, London - First Edition, First Impression, First State A wasted Bond is given a ‘mission impossible’ to the exotic orient, which in turn leads him to the maniacal westerner Dr. Shatterhand; a ‘collector of death’. ‘Shatterhand’ is the working title for the 25th James Bond film, currently in production.

Fabulously Fleming characters include Bond's nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld, Tiger Tanaka the head of the Japanese Secret Service, Kissy Suzuki, pearl diver and ex-movie star, and not to forget Irma Bunt, Stavro's henchwoman responsible for the death of Bond's wife Tracy Di Vicenzo.

The last title in what has become known as the ‘Blofeld’ trilogy and Fleming's last published novel before his death.

Appropriately housed in a bespoke black morocco leather, felt lined clamshell case, with gilt lettering to the spine.
  Reference: Gilbert, Ian Fleming - The Bibliography, A12a (1.4):- Book - First Impression, First State, Binding A - With first impression errors including ‘Cambridge’ for ‘Oxford’ p80; ‘Topoyet’ for ‘Toyopet’ p107; First State with ‘First published 1964’ present to copyright page. Type C cloth in black, the front cover gilt stamped with seven Japanese characters, aligned left and running vertically down the board, back strip lettered in silver, bamboo patterned endpapers (these were available in three different shades, no priority). Dust Jacket - First edition, priced ‘16s.net’ to lower corner of front flap (re-priced at ‘18s’ from half way through third impression).

Other References: Penzler,
Ian Fleming’s James Bond. Biondi/Pickard, Firsts Vol 8 No4 (1998). Campbell, Ian Fleming- A Catalogue of a Collection. Steinbrunner & Penzler, Encyclopaedia of Mystery & Detection. Eric Quayle, Detective Fiction.

Octavo (book size 19.5x12.8cm), pp. 256. Dust jacket designed by Richard Chopping, all corners with Jonathan Cape’s decorative clip.
  Condition: Near fine, faint foxing to foredge, in near fine dust jacket, lightly foxed, rear panel with small water mark to lower corner.   Ref: 110247   Price: HK$ 7,000