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Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming

Rare books by Ian Fleming, including first editions, signed first edition, and finely bound copies of the James Bond novels.

Ian Fleming (1908–1964) was an intelligence officer, journalist, and creator of the character James Bond. Beginning in 1939 he served as a liaison between the Navy and the other secret services, where he was privy to the highest levels of intelligence and became known for his creativity in planning operations, work that inspired his later novels.

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  1. 88362
    A fine correspondence revealing the typically tempestuous relationship, with hints of sadomasochism, between the young Fleming and his Austrian girlfriend, Edith Maria Thonet (née von Morpurgo) (1904-1988). Her father was the aristocratic Viennese architect, Robert Guido Elio Freiherr von Morpurgo (1872-1941); her mother... Learn More
    £32,500

    Stock Code: 88362

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  2. 117834
    First edition, first impression, in the first issue dust jacket (without the Sunday Times review to the front flap). "According to the Cape archives, 4,760 sets of sheets of the first printing were delivered, but only 4,728 copies were bound up. Many of these went to public libraries and we believe that less than half of... Learn More
    £45,000

    Stock Code: 117834

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  3. 122284detail
    First editions, first issues (except Golden Gun which is in the second state binding as usual, without the gilt gun design on the front board, which proved too expensive and was dropped after the first 940 copies had been sent abroad), all in first state jackets, except Octopussy, which has the publisher's overprice sticker.... Learn More
    £75,000

    Stock Code: 122284

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  4. Live and Let Die.
    First edition, first impression, in the first issue jacket without the design credit slug to the front flap. The earliest dust jackets issued made no mention of Kenneth Lewis and at some point the need was recognised to credit his work. A stamp was made and as a stopgap existing jackets were overstamped beneath the blurb... Learn More
    £16,500

    Stock Code: 98869

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  5. From Russia, With Love.
    First edition, first impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "To R. Singleton-Ward In (I hope) Gratitude. Ian Fleming 1957". The recipient was the writer and physiotherapist Richard Singleton-Ward. The anticipation of gratitude expressed in the inscription is most likely... Learn More
    £37,500

    Stock Code: 101918

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  6. 121891
    First edition, first impression. This is the first of Fleming's novels for which Richard Chopping designed the jacket - as he would go on to do for virtually all the subsequent Bond books. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 121891

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  7. 121403

    Dr No.

    London: 1958

    First edition, first impression, second state. This copy is in the second state binding, with the "Honeychile" silhouette printed on the front board in a dark reddish-brown, in conformity with other titles in the series with designs on the front board. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 121403

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  8. 121648

    Dr No.

    London: 1958

    First edition, first impression, second state. This copy is in the second state binding, with the "Honeychile" silhouette printed on the front board in a dark reddish-brown, in conformity with other titles in the series with designs on the front board. Learn More
    £3,000

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  9. 122550

    Dr No.

    London: 1958

    First edition, first impression, second state. This copy is in the second state binding, with the "Honeychile" silhouette printed on the front board in a dark reddish-brown, in conformity with other titles in the series with designs on the front board. There is no priority in this state. Learn More
    £2,500

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    Dr No.

    London: 1958

    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the front free endpaper, and scarce thus. This copy is in the second state binding, with the "Honeychile" silhouette embellished on the front board in a dark reddish-brown, added after the first 3,495 bindings had been bound in plain cloth, to bring the book into conformity... Learn More
    £15,000

    Stock Code: 123612

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  11. 123397
    First edition, first impression. The seventh book in the James Bond series. Learn More
    £1,750

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  12. 123395
    First edition, first impression, of the ninth Bond book. Ian Fleming's novel Thunderball incorporated material from an unproduced screenplay he had worked on in 1958 in collaboration with Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham, and Ivar Bryce, with the result that Fleming found himself in a well-publicised case in the High Court... Learn More
    £750

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  13. 117545
    First edition, first impression. Ian Fleming's novel Thunderball incorporated material from an unproduced screenplay he had worked on in 1958 in collaboration with Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham, and Ivar Bryce, with the result that Fleming found himself in a well-publicised case in the High Court defending himself against... Learn More
    £900

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  14. 118648
    First edition, first impression. Ian Fleming's novel Thunderball incorporated material from an unproduced screenplay he had worked on in 1958 in collaboration with Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham, and Ivar Bryce, with the result that Fleming found himself in a well-publicised case in the High Court defending himself against... Learn More
    £600

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  15. 123108
    First edition, first impression, of the ninth Bond book. Ian Fleming's novel Thunderball incorporated material from an unproduced screenplay he had worked on in 1958 in collaboration with Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham, and Ivar Bryce, with the result that Fleming found himself in a well-publicised case in the High Court... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 123108

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  16. 117909
    First edition, first impression. Ian Fleming's novel Thunderball incorporated material from an unproduced screenplay he had worked on in 1958 in collaboration with Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham, and Ivar Bryce, with the result that Fleming found himself in a well-publicised case in the High Court defending himself against... Learn More
    £975

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  17. On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
    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. Learn More
    £15,000

    Stock Code: 110083

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  18. Thrilling Cities.
    First edition, first impression. The dedication copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "To 'a man called "CD" ' from Ian". The printed author's note reads "Nothing remains but to dedicate this biased, cranky but at least zestful hotchpotch to my friends and colleagues on The Sunday Times in London and abroad, and... Learn More

    Regular Price: £12,500

    Special Price £9,375

    Stock Code: 76459

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  19. All Night at Mr Stanyhurst's.
    First US edition with Fleming introduction, first published in the UK earlier the same year. Learn More
    £50

    Stock Code: 94933

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  20. 117911
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £975

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  21. 115716comp
    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. Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 115716

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  22. 120581
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 120581

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  23. Address Given at the Memorial Service for Ian Fleming. St Bartholomew the Great.
    First edition, hardback issue, one of only about 50 copies issued thus. The South African poet and novelist William Plomer had been publisher's reader for Jonathan Cape from 1937 he was instrumental in the publication of Fleming's work and the dedicatee of Goldfinger. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 100373

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  24. 118707
    First edition, wrappered issue. The South African poet and novelist William Plomer had been publisher's reader for Jonathan Cape from 1937. He was instrumental in the publication of Fleming's work and the dedicatee of Goldfinger. A limited hardcover issue was also produced. Learn More
    £400

    Stock Code: 118707

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  25. 121002
    First edition, limited hardcover issue, one of 50 copies. An address given at the memorial for Ian Fleming, by the South African poet and novelist William Plomer had been a publisher's reader for Jonathan Cape from 1937; he was instrumental in the publication of Fleming's work and the dedicatee of Goldfinger. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 121002

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  26. 121312
    First edition, first impression, of the final book in the so-called Blofeld trilogy, preceded by Thunderball (1961) and On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963). This copy has the first issue dust jacket which has wider flaps and has not been decoratively clipped on the corners; the existence of such jackets is mentioned in... Learn More
    £875

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  27. 121870
    First editions, first impressions of the complete set of Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang stories. Learn More
    £600

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  28. 118708
    First edition, wrappered issue. The South African poet and novelist William Plomer had been publisher's reader for Jonathan Cape from 1937. He was instrumental in the publication of Fleming's work and the dedicatee of Goldfinger. A limited hardcover issue was also produced. Learn More
    £400

    Stock Code: 118708

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  29. 114585
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 114585

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  30. 118669
    First edition, first impression, second state binding as usual, without the gun design blocked in gilt on the front board, which proved too expensive and was dropped after the first 940 copies had been sent abroad. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 118669

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  31. 120033
    First edition, first impression, second state binding as usual, without the gun design blocked in gilt on the front board, which proved too expensive and was dropped after the first 940 copies had been sent abroad. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 120033

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  32. 120584
    First edition, first impression, second state binding as usual, without the gun design blocked in gilt on the front board, which proved too expensive and was dropped after the first 940 copies had been sent abroad. Learn More
    £525

    Stock Code: 120584

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  33. 122544
    First edition, first impression, second state binding as usual, without the gun design blocked in gilt on the front board, which proved too expensive and was dropped after the first 940 copies had been sent abroad. Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 122544

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  34. 120585
    First edition, first impression, second state binding as usual, without the gun design blocked in gilt on the front board, which proved too expensive and was dropped after the first 940 copies had been sent abroad. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 120585

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  35. 118170
    Uncorrected proof copy, one of 350 copies printed. Uncommon, with only nine copies traced at auction. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 118170

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  36. 117910
    First edition, first impression. This is the final James Bond book by Fleming. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 117910

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  37. 122765
    Second edition, first printing, one of 500 copies. Gilbert's bibliography was first published in 2012, and serves as a comprehensive guide to the work of Ian Fleming, covering everything from the first draft of Casino Royale in 1952 to editions still in print today. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 122765

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