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Casino Royale - INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR: Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming

Published by Jonathan Cape, London (1953)

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About this Item: Jonathan Cape, London, 1953. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. HARDBACK - FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST BOND NOVEL INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR - A very good book that has light foxing to the first and last couple of leaves, the rest of the inner text is clean. The black boards are clean, as is the spine with no fading to the red lettering or to the heart on the front board. No bumping or indentations to the corners of the book. Internally there is an inscription by the author on the front free end-paper. The inscription reads: "JACKIE / TO READ ON THE TRAIN / FROM / THE AUTHOR". The dust wrapper is also a very good example, with minor, shallow chipping to the spine tips and also to the corners of the front and rear flap folds. There was a very small strip of tape un-necessarily applied by a former owner to the verso of the wrapper at the spine's crown. This has been professionally removed by a specialist paper archivist leaving just a touch of very minor ruffling to the spine tip. Lightly soiled to the rear panel, with the publisher's printed price of 10s. 6d. net present to both the front and rear flaps, as called for. No Sunday Times review to the front flap, denoting the correct first impression dust wrapper, published by Jonathan Cape in 1953. In our experience, the use of the rather formal words "The Author" by Fleming as opposed to the jocular "Ian" or "Ian Fleming" is a fairly common occurrence with the first three Fleming titles. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 001297

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MOONRAKER: Fleming, Ian

Fleming, Ian

Published by London: Jonathan Cape. (1955)

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About this Item: London: Jonathan Cape., 1955. First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's original black cloth with silver titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. An important presentation copy. A fine copy in the lightly rubbed and spine faded dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. Housed in a black purpose made folding morocco box with the titles in gilt to the spine. An exceptional association copy. Inscribed by the author in blue ink on the front free endpaper to his close friend and primary model for James Bond, Ivar Bryce "To Ivar / Vol III of the / Collected Works. / Ian." A finer association copy is scarcely imaginable. Bryce first met Fleming in 1917. They both attended Eton College and during the Second World War, worked for the head of the British Security Coordination, based in New York (along with other noted members Roald Dahl and David Ogilvy). For part of the war, Bryce was based in Jamaica and later helped Fleming find the plot of land to build "Goldeneye", where the Bond novels would later be written. Fleming dedicated Diamonds Are Forever, to (among others) his friend Ivar, and named the character Felix Leiter, Bond’s friend and CIA operative, after him (his middle name was Felix). Provenance: John Felix Charles Bryce ("Ivar"); Josephine Hartford Bryce; Nuala O’Donnell Pell (Jo Bryce's daughter from an earlier marriage, and the wife of Senator Claiborne Pell). Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. Seller Inventory # 11179

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FLEMING, Ian Lancaster (1908-1964)

Published by London: Jonathan Cape, 1955 (1955)

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About this Item: London: Jonathan Cape, 1955, 1955. FIRST IMPRESSION, FIRST PRINTING, BINDING A (Fabroleen material). INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY. This version with 'shoot' correctly printed to page 10. Octavo, pp.256. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, titled in silver, in 'flame' design dustwrapper by Kenneth Lewis. A fine copy in the lightly rubbed and spine-faded dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. Housed in a custom-made clamshell box. An exceptional association copy. Signed and inscribed by the author in blue ink on the front free endpaper to his 'most trusted lifelong companion' Ivar Bryce; "To Ivar / Vol III of the / Collected Works. / Ian." Bryce first met Fleming in 1917. Both attended Eton College and during the Second World War, worked for the head of the British Security Coordination based in New York (along with other noted members Roald Dahl and David Ogilvy). For part of the war, Bryce was based in Jamaica and subsequently arranged the purchase of "Goldeneye" where the Bond novels would be written. James Bond uses the name Bryce as an alias in both Live and Let Die and Doctor No, and Bryce was a dedicatee of the fourth 007 adventure Diamonds Are Forever. Fleming named the character Felix Leiter, Bond's CIA ally, after him (Bryce's middle name was Felix). Gilbert A3a (1.2). Provenance: John Felix Charles Bryce ("Ivar"); Josephine Hartford Bryce; Nuala O'Donnell Pell (Jo Bryce's daughter from an earlier marriage, and the wife of Senator Claiborne Pell). Seller Inventory # 44653

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FLEMING, IAN

Published by London Jonathan Cape 1960 (1960)

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About this Item: London Jonathan Cape 1960, 1960. First Edition. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed by the author Ian Fleming to William Plomer, the poet and author who discovered Ian Fleming as an author. Plomer as a reader and literary adviser at publisher Jonathan Cape, convinced Cape to publish Casino Royale. Plomer served as editor and advisor on the James Bond books, and gave address at Flemings memorial service. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: ÒTo Wm, It was your eyes that shared all this! Affec[tionally], Ian.Ó Ian Fleming dedicated the James Bond novel Goldfinger to Plomer. Fine fresh copy in an about fine dust jacket with the barest hint of use and a faint trace of fading to the spine. Enclosed in a custom clamshell box with gilt-stamping to the spine. William Plomer (1903 - 1973) was a British and South African author and literary editor whose first novel Turbott Wolfe (1925) became famous in the Union of South Africa with its interracial love story. For Your Eyes Only was made into a film in 1981 and starred Roger Moore as James Bond, with Carole Bouquet and Topol. It received an Oscar and an Golden Globe nomination for Best Music, Original Song ÔFor Your Eyes OnlyÕ, Music by Bill Conti and Lyrics by Michael Leeson. Seller Inventory # 20404E

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Moonraker - INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR: Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming

Published by Jonathan Cape, London (1955)

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About this Item: Jonathan Cape, London, 1955. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. HARDBACK - A very good book that has been Inscribed by the author to the front end paper. The inscription reads - TO JOYCE / THE HAPPY GHOST / FROM / IAN FLEMING / 1955. The Joyce in question was Joyce Emerson (1921-1979) who worked at the Sunday Times during the 1950's and 60's, working on the Atticus team alongside Ian Fleming and probably, as the inscription suggests, ghost writing some of his pieces for him. The book is free of any owner names or inscriptions, with the correctly printed SHOOT found to page ten. The dust wrapper is in very good condition. There is the usual fading to the red flames found to the spine. The dust wrapper is correctly priced at 10s.6d net to both the front and rear flaps. An incredibly scarce title to acquire, signed and inscribed by the author. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 001153

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Goldfinger.: Fleming, Ian

Fleming, Ian

Published by Jonathan Cape, London (1959)

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About this Item: Jonathan Cape, London, 1959. First edition of the seventh novel in Ian Fleming's James Bond series. Octavo, original black cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, "From Ian with love for Jo. May 6, 1959." The recipient is Josephine Hartford Bryce, husband Ivar Bryce, often cited as one of the primary models for James Bond. Fleming named the character Felix Leiter, Bond's friend and CIA operative, in part after Ivar Bryce, whose middle name was Felix. The Bryce's spent their summers at Black Hole Hollow Farm in Vermont, where Fleming was frequently a guest. He spent summers there hiking and plotting his Bond novels. Fleming first conceived the plot for Diamonds are Forever at the farm, and the primary setting of For Your Eyes Only, Echo Park in Vermont, is based on the farm. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Dust jacket design by Richard Chopping. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A significant association copy. "In the first two months of 1958, Fleming wrote the first draft of Goldfinger under the working title The Richest Man in the World. This was destined to become a quintessential example of both the novels and the movies" (Biondi, 35). Made into the 1965 film starring Sean Connery as Bond and Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore. Seller Inventory # 4430

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MOONRAKER: FLEMING, Ian

FLEMING, Ian

Published by Cape (1955)

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About this Item: Cape, 1955. First edition. Original black cloth with silver embossed titles, in striking 'flames' dustwrapper. Author's presentation copy, inscribed on the front endpaper, "To Clare / Who washes my books behind the ears! / Ian 1955." A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which shows the usual dulling to the spine but is crisp and clean. Clare was secretary to Fleming's friend the journalist, Joseph Kingsbury-Smith, national editor and chief foreign writer of Hearst Newspapers in New York, whom Fleming had met during the war. Clare was a fan Fleming's novels and received this presentation copy on one of Fleming's visits to New York. The third James Bond book, in which Fleming's narrative style, now well established, displays his own brand of polished suspense. Cape's confidence in Fleming is evident as well: 10,500 copies of the first edition were published. However the materials used for the dustwrapper (cheap, soft paper printed in orange and yellow, which fades, on a white background, which soils) means that well preserved copies are quite scarce and presentation copies even more so. Seller Inventory # 34733

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Diamonds are Forever: FLEMING, Ian Lancaster

FLEMING, Ian Lancaster (1908-1964)

Published by London: Jonathan Cape, 1956 (1956)

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About this Item: London: Jonathan Cape, 1956, 1956. FIRST EDITION, Binding B. Octavo (21 x14cm), pp.257. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Publisher's black cloth, titled in silver, in pictorial dust-wrapper designed by Pat Marriott, with original price 12/6 present. Book is unread, jacket bright and fresh with light wear at crown; an unquestionably fine copy, housed in an elegant full morocco box by The Heritage Bindery with onlayed and gilt tooled design replicating the front panel artwork. An exceptionally scarce signed James Bond novel; only nine presentation copies are recorded at auction, far fewer than inscribed copies of either Casino Royale or Live and Let Die. It is also just the third signed Diamonds are Forever' to be handled by this firm and Fleming bibliographer Jon Gilbert. Seller Inventory # 50610

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ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE Inscribed Presentation: Fleming, Ian

Fleming, Ian

Published by London: Jonathan Cape. & 1963 (1962)

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About this Item: London: Jonathan Cape. & 1963, 1962. First edition, first printing together with the Uncorrected Proof Copy. The first an inscribed presentation copy. Original cloth in dustwrapper. A very good copy, in the very good rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Aubrey / who wrote some of it! / From Ian". The uncorrected proof copy; bound in the publisher’s original card covers, in dustwrapper. A very good copy in the very good rubbed and nicked oversized proof dustwrapper which differs considerably from the published version. Laid in is a typed letter from Jonathan Cape chairman Michael Howard to Aubrey Forshaw. Dated 10th December 1962, it reads, "I finally got Ian to adopt a more intelligible variant of the offending back axle passage in O. H. M. S. S. and I have checked that all the literals you marked have been corrected in the press proof. I have an idea you said you wanted your proof back and therefore return it herewith." Provenance: Aubrey Forshaw, Managing Director of Pan Books, publisher of the James Bond novels in paperback and Ian Fleming’s expert for technical information concerning James Bond’s cars. It was in this respect that he was asked by Fleming to read the proof of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and correct any errors. "The offending back axle passage" referred to in Michael Howard’s letter appears on page 23, with Aubrey’s corrections in pencil to the margins. Further corrections, suggestions and typographical errors appear in the margins elsewhere, all of which are adopted to the first edition text. An outstanding presentation and association, and genuine working manuscript of the tenth James Bond novel. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. Seller Inventory # 9528

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FLEMING, Ian

Published by London: Jonathan Cape. 1963 (1963)

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About this Item: London: Jonathan Cape. 1963, 1963. 2 copies from the collection of Aubrey Forshaw; a 1963 first impression inscribed by the author, together with an annotated proof copy [issued 1962] in the proof-only dustwrapper. The first edition has a signed presentation inscription to the flyleaf; "To Aubrey / who wrote some of it! / From Ian". Laid in is a typed letter from Jonathan Cape chairman Michael Howard (drafted by Valerie Kettley) to Aubrey Forshaw, dated 10th December 1962 it reads "I finally got Ian to adopt a more intelligible variant of the offending back axle passage in OHMSS and I have checked that all the literals you marked have been corrected in the press proof. I have an idea you said you wanted your proof back and therefore return it herewith." All three items are housed in a purpose-made quarter leather clamshell box. The hardcover volume is in very good condition; dustwrapper a little rubbed and nicked. The corrected softcover proof is in very good condition; the oversized dustwrapper has a few nicks and marks, with some creasing to the unsupported area along the top edge. Aubrey Forshaw was asked by Fleming to read the proof of On Her Majesty's Secret Service and correct any errors, specifically those relating to cars. The inscription relates to the passages corrected by Forshaw, particularly regarding motoring matters, as found within his proof copy of this title. Both the book and jacket differ considerably to the published version. "[T]he offending back axle passage" referred to in Michael Howard's letter appears on page 23, with Aubrey's corrections in pencil to the margins. Further corrections, suggestions and typographical errors appear in the margins elsewhere, all of which are adopted within the first edition text. An outstanding presentation with additional manuscript material relating to the tenth James Bond novel. Gilbert A11a (1.1). Seller Inventory # 39953

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FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE (First Edition, Inscribed): Fleming, Ian

Fleming, Ian

Published by Jonathan Cape, London (1957)

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About this Item: Jonathan Cape, London, 1957. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Fleming, Ian. FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE. London: Jonathan Cape, (1957). First Edition. A Near Fine copy (tiny evidence of pressure to front cover leading to a bit of paper cracking to the front pastedown but otherwise virtually unworn) in a Near Fine example of the original dust jacket. The p/c DJ has a nice unblemished white back panel; it also has three tiny staple marks to the front and back flaps. PRESENTATION COPY inscribed by the author: "To Dan from Ian Fleming [flourish]." If you're thinking of buying this book then you already know how difficult it is to find an inscribed or signed copy of this first edition; From Russia, With Love is arguably one of the best books of the James Bond series (enhanced by a first rate movie adaptation). In a custom quarter-morocco slipcase. Inscribed By Author. Seller Inventory # 002500

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GOLDFINGER (First Edition, Inscribed): Fleming, Ian

Fleming, Ian

Published by Jonathan Cape (1959)

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About this Item: Jonathan Cape, 1959. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Richard Chopping (illustrator). 1st Edition. Fleming, Ian. GOLDFINGER. London: Jonathan Cape, (1959). First Edition. Small 8vo. PRESENTATION COPY inscribed by the author in black ballpoint pen on the front-free endpaper: "To/ F. C. Roberts/ who wasted an hour/ of his time! / from/ Ian Fleming/ [flourish]." The "F" in the recipient's name has been gone over in blue ball point by the author, in order to cover up his mistake of initially referring to the recipient initially as "J. C." A FINE copy in a lovely FINE original pictorial dust jacket (back panel just lightly age-toned, tiniest of wear to the extremities). In a custom green quarter-morocco slipcase with marbled paper sides. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 002501

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THUNDERBALL (Intimate Presentation Copy): Fleming, Ian

Fleming, Ian

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About this Item: Jonathan Cape, London, 1961. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Richard Chopping (illustrator). First Edition. Fleming, Ian. THUNDERBALL. London: Jonathan Cape, (1961). First Edition. SUPERB PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by the author in blue ink on the front free endpaper to Alan Ross, editor of the London Magazine, who gave Fleming's Casino Royale its very first (and glowing) review. Later in life, Ross developed into one of the author's closest friends: "To Alan, who awarded the first & greenest laurels/ from Ian." A FINE copy in a NEAR FINE dust jacket (trifling wear to the extremities). A terrific association. Inscribed By Author. Seller Inventory # 002503

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DR. NO: Fleming, Ian

Fleming, Ian

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About this Item: Jonathan Cape, London, 1958. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Pat Marriot (illustrator). First Edition. Fleming, Ian. DR. NO. London: Jonathan Cape, (1958). First edition, primary binding (plain without the dancing girl on the front board which was added later in the print run). A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, virtually faultless. SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper. This is the Florence and Edward Kaye copy, with their tasteful leather bookplate on the front paste-down. In a spectacular custom full morocco slipcase which reproduces the dust jacket design in gilt. Most signed or inscribed first editions of DR. NO are found on copies of the secondary binding, not so here! Source, of course, for the first James Bond film starring Sean Connery. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 002504

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FLEMING, Ian

Published by London: Jonathan Cape. 1963 (1963)

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About this Item: London: Jonathan Cape. 1963, 1963. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION, no. 9 of only 250 copies, being one of the AUTHOR'S OWN copies. Colour frontispiece of the author by Charles Amherst Villiers. Publisher's quarter vellum over black cloth. Gilt titles to spine. In original clear plastic wrapper. A fine copy, with one chip to the crown of the jacket. The only Signed Limited Edition of an Ian Fleming book. A FINE ASSOCIATION COPY, being one of the author's personal copies (he received the first ten), and then presented to his close friend Amherst Villiers, the illustrator of this volume. Villiers ended up with three copies of this edition- this copy, and an out of series copy both given to him by Fleming, plus a later numbered copy which he personally ordered from the publisher. We have purchased all three copies from the family over the years. This particular example was then given by Amherst to his son Charles Churchill Villiers (and as such does not have the Villiers bookplate the other two possess). It does however benefit from a loose autograph note from Amherst 'I gave this book to Charlie. I have another copy. Pa' Sold with a copy of the original sales invoice, signed by Charles Villiers. Amherst Villiers had two children, the late Janie Villiers and Charles Churchill Villiers, godson of Sir Winston Churchill. Both made the acquaintance of Fleming bibliographer Jon Gilbert of Adrian Harrington Ltd., who interviewed them whilst researching the book. The Villiers family home was just a short walk from Harrington's former bookshop in Kensington. Published in 1963, this is the second part of a collection of James Bond books that has become known as the 'Blofeld' trilogy, sitting between Thunderball (1961) and You Only Live Twice (1964). The title was filmed by Eon Productions in 1969, starring George Lazenby as 007, Diana Rigg as Tracy and Telly Savalas as Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Directed by Peter Hunt, with a terrific storyline and slick script from the ever-reliable screenwriter Richard Maibaum, O.H.M.S.S. features superb action, spectacular locations, a marvelous John Barry score, and, in Contessa Teresa de Vicenzo (aka Tracy, aka Mrs James Bond), probably the greatest Bond Girl of all time. The movie, unlike most in the series, was faithful to the original Ian Fleming novel and is a fine thriller; one of the grittiest movies of the series. Gilbert A11a. Seller Inventory # 39359

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Fleming, Ian

Published by Jonathan Cape, London (1965)

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About this Item: Jonathan Cape, London, 1965. First edition, first state with "First published 1964" on the copyright page of the last James Bond novel published in Fleming's lifetime and the eleventh in the series. Octavo, original black cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Jonathan Chase, Herewith appointed 'Fixer' to Ian Fleming." An excellent example in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Richard Chopping. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Uncommon signed and inscribed as Fleming passed away in the year of publication. You Only Live Twice is the eleventh novel and twelfth book in Ian Fleming's James Bond series. The Belfast Telegraph considered Fleming to be "still in a class of his own." The Bookman declared that You Only Live Twice "must rank among the best of the Bonds." It is the last novel by Fleming to be published in his lifetime, with subsequent works being published posthumously. Made into the 1967 film of the same title with a screenplay by Roald Dahl, starring Sean Connery as Bond and Donald Pleasence as Blofeld. Seller Inventory # 53080

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ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE (Fine/Fine Presentation: Fleming, Ian

Fleming, Ian

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About this Item: Jonathan Cape, London, 1963. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Richard Chopping (illustrator). First Edition. Fleming, Ian. ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE. London: Jonathan Cape, (1963). First TRADE Edition. Fine in a Near Fine priced dust jacket (just lightly used with a full red-colored spine lettering). PRESENTATION COPY inscribed on the front free endpaper in blue ink: "To Sarah/ who doesn't deserve/ it! /x/ Ian." The recipient Sarah Dugdale we believe to have been a girlfrined of Fleming's around the time of the writing of this novel. Housed in a custom slipcase. Inscribed By Author. Seller Inventory # 002506

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On Her Majesty's Secret Service: Fleming, Ian

Fleming, Ian

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About this Item: Jonathan Cape, 1963. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Priting, SIGNED BY IAN FLEMING. A spectacular copy of this SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION of 250 copies bound in the original quarter vellum over black boards. The book is in excellent shape. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with only a hint of wear to the edges. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy SIGNED by the author. We buy Fleming First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-6108408736

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You Only Live Twice.: Fleming, Ian

Fleming, Ian

Published by Jonathan Cape, London (1965)

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About this Item: Jonathan Cape, London, 1965. First edition, first state with "First published 1964" on the copyright page of the last James Bond novel published in Fleming's lifetime and the eleventh in the series. Octavo, original black cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For James You have my best wishes from Ian Fleming." A small stain to the front panel, an excellent example in the original dust jacket with a few small chips. Jacket design by Richard Chopping. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Uncommon signed and inscribed as Fleming passed away in the year of publication. You Only Live Twice is the eleventh novel and twelfth book in Ian Fleming's James Bond series. The Belfast Telegraph considered that Fleming was "still in a class of his own." The Bookman declared that You Only Live Twice "must rank among the best of the Bonds." It is the last novel by Fleming to be published in his lifetime, with subsequent works being published posthumously. Made into the 1967 film of the same title with a screenplay by Roald Dahl, starring Sean Connery as Bond and Donald Pleasence as Blofeld. Seller Inventory # 19060

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About this Item: London: Jonathan Cape 1953-1966, 1966. 14 volumes; octavo. FIRST IMPRESSIONS, with a leaf SIGNED BY IAN FLEMING included in the first title. Beautifully bound in full deep red oasis morocco with gilt raised bands and gilt titles to spines, '007 device blocked in gilt to upper, gilt edges, black endpapers. Internally clean; binding fine. Housed in a fleece-lined slipcase. An impressive set; 'The most famous spy in literature' - Steinbrunner and Penzler. This first edition collection with the author's signature comes with reassuring provenance, having been assembled by Ian Fleming bibliographer Jon Gilbert. Seller Inventory # 42434

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FLEMING, Ian Lancaster (1908-1964)

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About this Item: London: Jonathan Cape, 1962, 1962. First Impression, State A, INSCRIBED by the author to the correspondent Jonathan Connolly. Octavo, pp.221. Publisher's dark grey cloth-effect paper over boards with foil stamped 'dagger, red endpapers, pictorial dust-wrapper by Richard Chopping. Housed in a custom-made leather-spined clamshell box. Trivial wear. Near fine. The tenth book in the James Bond series; A beautiful girl with a sensual past, Vivienne Michel is different from all the women 007 has known before. When she is confronted with two evil killers there is only one man who can save her -Bond himself. Gilbert A10a (1.1). Seller Inventory # 36654

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You Only Live Twice.: FLEMING, Ian.

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About this Item: London Jonathan Cape March, 1964. First edition, second issue, autograph dedication signed by Ian Fleming on front free endpaper, 8vo, slight toning to front free endpaper and extreme edges of text-block, publisher's boards (Gilbert's Type A) blocked in silver and gilt, dust-jacket by Richard Chopping, some browning and edge-wear. Inscribed by the author: "To Xavier Koike from Ian Fleming" Xavier Koike (b. 1922) was a half-English/half-Japanese British citizen who unluckily moved to Japan just in time for the outbreak of World War II, at which point he was arrested under suspicion of espionage and detained in one of the Japanese prisons for political enemies. He remained under arrest for two and a half years and was only released after Japan's surrender, at which point, still a prisoner, he was called upon to act as a translator during the tribunals of suspected Japanese war criminals. When it became clear he was an interned British citizen he was immediately released by the Allies and went on to work for the Supreme Court, helping to oversee the administration of Japan under the new American occupation. At the same time Koike was also engaged by GHQ, though in what capacity we do not know and it was seemingly during this time that he met Ian Fleming. The two became correspondents and according to his family Koike provided Fleming with information regarding Japan's administrative processes and agencies, as well as suggestions for locations in and around Tokyo to be used in You Only Live Twice. Xavier Koike subsequently wrote two books, English Crowns from 1649 (1977) and Large Size Paper Money of the United States (c.2000). Seller Inventory # 96697

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FLEMING, Ian.

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About this Item: London: Jonathan Cape, 1963, 1963. Octavo. Original quarter vellum with black cloth sides, titles to spine gilt, ski track decoration to front board in white, top edge gilt. With the original clear plastic jacket. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. A little toning to spine ends; some faint spotting to endpapers, small chip to jacket at foot of spine. An excellent copy. Colour frontispiece portrait of Ian Fleming. First edition, signed limited issue. Number 157 of 250 copies signed by the author, with an additional 35 unnumbered copies marked "Presentation". This was Fleming's only signed limited edition; it was published simultaneously with the first trade edition on 1 April 1963. Gilbert A11a. Seller Inventory # 110083

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The Spy Who Loved Me.: FLEMING, Ian.

FLEMING, Ian.

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About this Item: London: Jonathan Cape, 1962, 1962. Octavo. Original dark grey boards, titles to spine in silver, dagger design to front board in silver and blind, red endpapers. With the dust jacket. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Spine gently rolled, tiny bump to head of front board, faint mark to top edge, internally clean, in the bright jacket with nick to foot of spine panel, and a little rubbing to extremities. An excellent, fresh copy. Double-page spread illustration pp. 6-7. First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Hugh. This rather forward child of his trusteeship! from Ian". Fleming presented this copy of the most sexually explicit of his Bond novels to Hugh Greenwood, one of the two trustees who administered the Book Trust, which Fleming had created for the purpose of holding the rights to his books. This is the variant issue, with the printer's quad mark (a spacer between the type) on the title page, "no priority between the two variants has been established as few as one in ten copies exist in this state". The novel is the only Bond book to be written in the first person, presented as the testimony of a 23-year-old Canadian woman, Vivienne Michel with whom Bond has an ill-fated affair. Bond himself does not appear until two thirds of the way through the book. In furtherance of this pretence, Michel gets a spurious credit on the title page as co-author, whose manuscript allegedly simply appeared on Fleming's desk. The Spy Who Loved Me was Roger Moore's fourth Bond film, released in 1977. However, when Fleming sold the film rights to Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli he only gave permission for the title to be used rather than any aspects of the plot. Gilbert, A10a (1.2). Seller Inventory # 123781

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Fleming, Ian

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About this Item: Jonathan Cape, London, 1962. First edition of the ninth novel in Ian Fleming's James Bond series. Octavo, original black cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Peter To Cheer him up! From Ian." Fine in a fine dust jacket. Dust jacket art by Richard Chopping. Housed in a full morocco clamshell box, the front panel mimicking the dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed by Ian Fleming. In light of the novel's immense presence as a classic thriller, it's amusing to learn that it was at first poorly received. The novel was banned in several countries due to its heightened sexual writing. The reception was so bad that Fleming wrote to Michael Howard of the Jonathan Cape publishing company to explain why he wrote the book: "I had become increasingly surprised to find my thrillers, which were designed for an adult audience, being read in schools, and that young people were making a hero out of James Bond . So it crossed my mind to write a cautionary tale about Bond, to put the record straight in the minds particularly of younger readers . the experiment has obviously gone very much awry" (Chancellor 2005). Upon Fleming's request, no reprints were made until after his death in 1964. It was the basis for the tenth film in the James Bond series, starring Roger Moore, Barbara Bach and Curt J?rgens. It was directed by Lewis Gilbert and the screenplay was written by Christopher Wood and Richard Maibaum. Seller Inventory # 37032

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FLEMING, Ian Lancaster, (1908-1964)

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About this Item: London: Jonathan Cape. 1961, 1961. First Issue, Binding A, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Octavo, pp.254. A very good to near fine copy, in original pictorial dustwrapper. With characteristic ballpoint inscription to flyleaf; To/ Peter Werner/ from/ the Author. Recipient is likely the same Werner who became the prolific American film director- he would have been a teenager at the time of the inscription. This is one of a few titles from the Werner collection that were inscribed by Fleming. 'Thunderball' is one of the most pivotal works of the series. It was in 'Thunderball' that Fleming first introduces the world to the ultimate Bond villian- Ernest Stavro Blofeld. Though Bond and Blofeld never actually meet here, it is in this book that Bond first battles the schemes of SPECTRE, Blofeld's criminal organisation. Is the first part of the so-called 'Blofeld' trilogy, and was followed by 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' (1963) and 'You Only Live Twice' (1964). The title was filmed in 1965, starring Sean Connery as 007, Claudine Auger as Domino and Adolfo Celi as Emilio Largo- SPECTRE's No.2. The later film 'Never Say Never Again', with Connery again as 007, was loosely based on this story. Gilbert A9a (1.1). Seller Inventory # 35980

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FLEMING, Ian Lancaster, (1908-1964)

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About this Item: London: Jonathan Cape 1963, 1963. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED LIMITED ISSUE, being one of only 250 numbered copies. Octavo (195 x 35mm). Pp.288. Colour frontispiece of the author by Charles Amherst Villiers. Publisher's quarter vellum over black cloth with gilt titles to spine, top edge gilt; copy no 148, in a vintage clear plastic wrapper (a little rubbed and scratched). A very clean, fine copy with some pleasing natural variation to the parchment surface, housed in a custom-made leather box, bound in the style of the limited edition book. Gilbert A11a. Seller Inventory # 49797

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About this Item: London: Jonathan Cape, 1961, 1961. First Edition. Near fine in dust jacket. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author, 'To Jonathan Miller from the Author.' Fleming, an antiquarian book collector himself, was clearly very much aware of old conventions slipping away, and often adhered to this old custom of inscribing books from 'the Author.' In the nineteenth-century, it is not uncommon to find the closest associations; to a wife, mother, child, friend, etc., presented in this manner. In our day, this would seem cold, peculiar, or incomplete, but it does have a certain old-fashioned charm that antiquarian books are supposedly cherished for. All books described as first editions are first printings unless otherwise noted. Seller Inventory # 20996

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On Her Majesty's Secret Service.: FLEMING, Ian.

FLEMING, Ian.

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About this Item: London: Jonathan Cape, 1963, 1963. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine in silver, decoration to upper board in white. With the dust jacket. In a quarter red morocco solander case. Paper slightly darkened at the edges and verso of the rear free endpaper. An excellent copy in the dust jacket. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by Fleming on the front free endpaper: "To Kay with all my love, from Ian." The recipient was Fleming's aunt (his mother's sister), Mrs Kathleen St Croix Rose. Seller Inventory # 115716

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ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE: FLEMING, Ian

FLEMING, Ian

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About this Item: Cape, 1963. First edition. Original boards with 'ski tracks' design on the upper cover, in pictorial dustwrapper designed by Chopping. Author's presentation copy inscribed to Denise Robins on the front free endpaper "To Denise with best wishes from Ian". A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper indeed, red lettering on the spine faded as usual. In October 1963 Fleming presented the awards at the Romantic Novelists' Association, where he met Denise Robins, the then president of the Association, and they "chatted about the burning issue of their profession: should they cross the threshold of the bedroom?" (Lycett). It is likely that he gave Robins OHMSS around this time. Seller Inventory # 33742

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