Fleming’s seventh Bond novel, Goldfinger, follows the pursuits of a wealthy criminal with a penchant for torture.  The novel features some iconic scenes synonymous with Bond, one in which a treacherous Bond girl is suffocated by having her body coated in gold paint and another where 007 is strapped to a table as a circular saw moves slowly towards his groin.  The book cover was illustrated by up-and-coming artist Richard Chopping, who had been responsible for the jacket for From Russia with Love.  From this point onwards, Chopping created every UK first edition Bond cover.


1st edition book jacket of Goldfinger, created by Richard Chopping

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