The Man With The Golden Book: Limited edition $15,000 James Bond novel is found in a charity shop
- A rare book has been unearthed by a volunteer book sorter from a charity
- The Man with the Golden Gun found at Melbourne-based Brotherhood Books
- The book features an embossed golden gun on the cover, a rarity for the title
A rare book worth thousands of dollars has been donated to a charity.
The Man with the Golden Gun, from the James Bond series, was recently uncovered by a volunteer book sorter from Melbourne-based Brotherhood Books.
The book unearthed features an embossed golden gun on the cover – one of only 800 which contain the feature as it ultimately proved too costly to print.
A rare edition of The Man with the Golden Gun featuring an embossed golden gun has been donated to a Melbourne-based charity
The rare book was recently uncovered by a book sorter from Brotherhood Books
Brotherhood Books manager Greg Simpson said a stringent checking process was undertaken to ensure the book was not a fake.
‘Peeling off the dust jacket exposes the gold embossing. It’s rare enough that there are actually fakes out there but we have checked carefully to ensure this one is the real thing,’ Mr Simpson said.
‘It’s a real thrill to have such a collectable book. One hundred per cent of our profits go to the Brotherhood’s programs to alleviate poverty, so we want to make sure we get the best possible price.’
The book, which has an estimated price tag of $15,000, will be sold at auction but reasonable offers are welcome through the Brotherhood Books website.
The Man with the Golden Gun was the last in the James Bond series by Ian Fleming (pictured)
Actors Roger Moore and Christopher Lee are pictured on the set of the film adaptation of The Man With The Golden Gun
The Man with the Golden Gun was the last in the James Bond series by Ian Fleming, published in 1965, after Mr Fleming’s death.
The 362-year old legal text The First Book of Judgements was last year donated to Brotherhood Books, fetching $1,750 within two hours of going up on the website.
Brotherhood Books is a Brotherhood of St Laurence social enterprise.