Cold, A James Bond Novel by John Gardner, 1st/1st, 1996
This is a near fine copy of John Gardner's 'Cold' in first edition, first printing. London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1996. The jacket is in bright and presentable condition, with minimal signs of shelf wear- it has not been price clipped and is free from previous owners ink. The boards are free chips and marks, and the text blocks are bright and clean. Overall this is a near fine copy.
Cold, first published in 1996, was the sixteenth and final novel by John Gardner featuring Ian Fleming's secret agent, James Bond (including Gardner's novelizations of Licence to Kill and GoldenEye). Carrying the Glidrose Publications copyright, it was first published in the United Kingdom by Hodder & Stoughton and in the United States by Putnam. In the United States, the book was retitled Cold Fall. This was the first time an original Bond novel had been given a different title for American book publication, other than for reasons of spelling, since Fleming's Moonraker was initially published there under the title Too Hot to Handle in the mid-1950s. The British title is properly spelled as an acronym (with no full stops), but it is also common to find it spelled Cold.