FLEMING, Ian. Casino Royale. 1953. - Peter Harrington Blog

Welcome to Peter Harrington Books

FLEMING, Ian. Casino Royale. 1953.

Presented by Pom Harrington, owner of Peter Harrington Rare Books.

Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine red, heart device to front cover in red, bottom edge untrimmed. With the illustrated dust jacket.

First edition, first impression, first state dust jacket (without the Sunday Times review on the inner 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 the first printing was sold to the public. The jacket is genuinely rare in fresh condition” (Biondi & Pickard, 40).

You Might Also Like