Originally published in 1973 by Pan to tie in with the release of his first James Bond film, Live and Let Die, Roger Moore agreed to keep a day-by-day diary throughout the film’s production, which would be published just ahead of the premiere in July 1973. From his unveiling as the new 007 in 1972 through to his first scenes on location in New Orleans and his final shot in New York, Moore describes his whirlwind journey as cinema’s most famous secret agent.
Taking in the sights of Jamaica before returning to Pinewood Studios, Moore’s razor wit and unique brand of humour is ever present. With tales from every location, including his encounters with his co-stars and key crew members, Moore offers the reader an unusually candid, amusing and hugely insightful behind-the-scenes look into the world’s most successful film franchise.
All copies will be individually hand numbered and will come in a slipcase with artwork by Mark Levy.
A single, leather-bound copy (number 007) will include a Live and Let Die production still signed by Roger Moore. Ten copies will be available with bookplates signed by Roger Moore, courtesy of Gareth Owen at Bondstars.
The uniqueness of this fine book production aims to replicate the style and times of the original edition on the 1970s. This book is letterpress-printed from metal type which has been typeset and cast in ‘Monotype’ hot metal, a system dating back some one hundred years. Rooksmoor Press is possibly the last of its kind, embracing this historic method of book production. Katie Beard and master craftsman Stanley Lane have collaborated on this endangered craft to produce a memorable and collectible limited edition of Roger Moore’s humorous and witty account.
• Text is set in ‘Monotype’ Baskerville with Caslon display
• Printed on 120gsm Heritage Bookwhite mould-made paper
• Bound in Colorado Jordan cloth with two-colour foiling and slipcase
• Bound by the craft bindery of Blissetts of London
(£10 to UK and £30 Rest of the World)
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