How 007 Got His Name

Mrs. James Bond (Ian Fleming related)

Published by Collins (U.K.), 1966
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MRS. JAMES BOND (WIFE OF THE FAMED ORNITHOLOGIST FROM WHOM FLEMING USED AS THE NAME FOR HIS FICTIONAL HERO) - HOW 007 GOT HIS NAME, published by UK publisher Collins, copyright 1966, First Printing (no reference to subsequent printings on copyright page), white endpapers, green cloth board with gold gilt lettering on spine, 10s 6d net price on DJ from flap. NOTE - THIS BOOK RELATES THE STORY OF HOW FLEMING WAS LOOKING AT HIS SHELF OF REFERENCE BOOKS, SAW THE "BIRDS OF THE WEST INDIES" BOOK WRITTEN BY JAMES BOND AND USED THAT AUTHOR'S NAME FOR HIS FICTIONAL HERO - THE BOOK ALSO DETAILS THE ONE MEETING BETWEEN THE REAL JAMES BOND AND IAN FLEMING A FEW SHORT MONTHS BEFORE FLEMING'S DEATH IN 1966. Book has no creased page corners, slight dust soiling/age darkening to outer page edges (no foxing), no former ownership markings or used bookstore stamps/stickers inside, small scotch tape marks to endpapers, no internal hinge splitting, no wear to board edges, corners or spine tips, no bumped board corners, small scotch tape residue marks to outer boards otherwise no soiling/markings to boards, no wear/oxidizing to gilt spine lettering. Dust Jacket has nick loses to spine tips otherwise no chipping, tearing or creasing, slight wear to spine tips, hint of wear to front flap crease & to left/right on spine, no edge wear,no spine sun darkening (common defect with this all-white DJ), no foxing to panels or spine, almost no dust rubbing to panels or spine, no soiling/staining to panels or spine. Overall a FINE- book in VG+/FINE- condition dust jacket (not price clipped) of a Ian Fleming related James Bond 1st UK printing hardcover book. I have a number of other U.S. and U.K. Ian Fleming James Bond 1st printing hardcover appearances up for sale. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: How 007 Got His Name
Publisher: Collins (U.K.)
Publication Date: 1966
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition

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Book Description Collins, London, 1966. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Shelfworn green boards with discolouration mainly to lower board. Small bookseller label to front pastedown. Rectangle to ffep which may have been drawn with black pen and which would appear to have been intended to contain something tipped in. No signs of anything ever having been glued there. No ownership markings or o/w. The note reading "To the real James Bond." from the back of the DJ has been cut out and is loosely inserted. The intention may have been to affix this to the ffep. 62pp. Bookseller Inventory # 001624

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Bond, Mary Wickham
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Book Description Collins, 1966. Hardcover. Very good condition hardcover, no dust jacket, green boards, spine sunned, contents are clean and unmarked, binding is solid. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 93

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Mary Wickham Bond
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Book Description Collins, 1966. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1966. 62 pages. Beige pictorial jacket covering green cloth boards with gilt lettering. Pages are slightly yellowed with light foxing to text block edge and thumb prints inside. Inscription to the ffep. Binding is firm with light shelf wear and tanning to the spine ends. Unclipped jacket has light tearing and soiling to the covers. Spine has light scuffing to the ends. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1493383064CLK

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Bond, Mary Wickham
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Book Description London: Collins, 1966. FIRST EDITION. vg. Hb. dj v worn with numerous small tears and bottom of spine missing. Green coverboard with gilt lettering slightly bumped to spine. Price unclipped (10s 6d). 62pgs. Tight leaves. With b/w photos and bird sketches. An entertaining account of how Ian Fleming used the name of an ornithologist who wrote a book about West Indian birds for his fictional secret agent, including details of the meeting between Fleming and the real James Bond. Scanned image available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # 4959

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Bond, Mary Wickham
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Book Description Collins, London, 1966. Light green covers and gilt lettered spine, gilt is bright, covers have light sun lines at margins, spine is also sunned - very good+,; no dust wrapper light offset to end papers, otherwise text is fine; 62 pp with frontis black-and-white photograph and engravings by Earl L. Pool from Bond's book, Birds of the West Indies (f). Bookseller Inventory # 007439

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Book Description Collins, London, 1966. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: good. Hardcover. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Slight lean to spine. Cloth faded. Endpapers and pages discolored. Dust jacket creased and rubbed with chips and tears. Bookseller Inventory # 2743

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Bond, Mrs James (Mary Wickham)
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Book Description Collins, London, 1966. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. 62 pages (complete). James Bond was actually a Canadian ornithologist! This is the story of our this mild-mannered man had his name 'stolen' by Ian Fleming. This copy's dustjacket is comfortable and healthy. It is enclosed in a clear cellophane protective jacket. The dj has some wear to the edges and some scuffing. The green cover is serene. There is light shelving to the edges. The papertrims/ edges are a little foxed. The pages are benign, genial, clean, clear, tight, confident and pleasing. fk. Bookseller Inventory # awfp

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Bond, Mary Wickham
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Book Description Collins, 1966. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. This delightful, fond book about the real James Bond is in general very good condition. The dustjacket has general wear, tear and marking. The dj front cover has a small closed tear. The seam of the front flap has wear to the top. The dj back cover has a closed tear to the top edge. Both top and bottom edges have creases and marking. The spine is in general good condition with slight wear to the head and foot. The green cloth cover is in very good condition - unworn, unmarked. The frontpapers have a discolouration from an absent presentation/ex-libris (?) plate. Consequent pages (62 pages) are in very good, clear, clean and complete condition. fk. Bookseller Inventory # agqp

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Bondiana] BOND, Mary Wickham.
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Book Description London: Collins., 1966. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.62, with two photographic illustrations comprising a frontispiece portrait of the subject and Ian Fleming's only meeting with James Bond. Publisher's cloth in pictorial dust-wrapper, designed by Barbosa, after Richard Chopping's designs for the jackets of the original 007 novels. Book shows only light use with no inscriptions; price-clipped dust-jacket is edgeworn with a few short tears yet generally clean and bright. A very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 46012

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Bondiana] BOND, Mary Wickham.
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Book Description London: Collins., 1966. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.62, with two photographic illustrations comprising a frontispiece portrait of the subject and Ian Fleming's only meeting with James Bond. Publisher's cloth in pictorial dust-wrapper, designed by Barbosa, after Richard Chopping's designs for the jackets of the original 007 novels. A lightly used copy; no inscriptions or price-clipping, text block with some toning to edges, jacket with a few short tears. Very good indeed. Bookseller Inventory # 48585

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