The Blofeld Trilogy, comprising] Thunderball; [with] On Her Majesty's Secret Service; [and] ...

The Blofeld Trilogy, comprising] Thunderball; [with] On Her Majesty's Secret Service; [and] You Only Live Twice

FLEMING, Ian (1908-1964)

Published by Jonathan Cape [through 1964], London, 1961
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Three fine first impressions, First Issue or First State, of the author's eighth, tenth, and eleventh novels (Blofeld is absent from the ninth, The Spy Who Loved Me) in the iconic, correct-issue dust jackets illustrated by Richard Chopping. Uniformly bound octavos in publisher's dark brown Type C cloth stamped with gold or silver foil. 253,[1]; 288; 255,[1]pp. Thunderball: Binding A (spine stamped with gold foil). Skeletal hand motif blind-stamped on upper board. Fine (very light, faint speckling to fore-edge and one page, otherwise crisp, clean, apparently unread); Near Fine or better price-clipped jacket (brief edge-wear). Gilbert A9a(1.1). OHMSS: Binding A. Upper board with white serpentine ski track stamped on upper board. About Fine (partially erased manuscript ex libris to head of front free end paper) and only lightly read; about Fine jacket (lightly faded red lettering to spine panel, perimeter of back panel slightly toned), priced 16s. Gilbert A11a(1.1). YOLT: Binding A. Seven Japanese characters stamped vertically in gilt to upper board, bamboo-patterned end papers. Fine, unmarked and unblemished throughout, probably unread; Fine jacket, without toning or fading, priced 16s. Gilbert A12a(1.1). Withal, a handsome, collectible set. Perhaps the most emotionally intense of Ian Fleming's thrillers, these three novels feature Bond's archenemy: the super-villain and criminal mastermind with aspirations of world domination, Ernst Stavro Blofeld. In Thunderball, Fleming sketches Blofeld early life, first as Nazi collaborator, then on the Allied side before disappearing in South America and founding Spectre, the global criminal syndicate and terrorist organization that threatens to destabilize the world with two hijacked atomic bombs. In On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Blofeld goes underground in Switzerland, in the guise of the Comte Balthazar de Bleuchamp, but Bond tracks the Spectre chief to his stronghold in the Alps and defeats his biological warfare scheme to destroy Britain's agricultural economy. Blofeld retaliates, killing Bond's new wife, Contessa Teresa "Tracy" di Vicenzo, and throwing Bond into a tailspin that nearly destroys him before he exacts his revenge in You Only Live Twice. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB1531

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Title: The Blofeld Trilogy, comprising] Thunderball...

Publisher: Jonathan Cape [through 1964], London

Publication Date: 1961

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Richard Chopping

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine-

Edition: First Edition.

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