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From Russia, With Love. Ian Fleming. First Edition, 1957. Peter Harrington Rare Books

From Russia, With Love. Ian Fleming. First Edition, 1957. London: Jonathan Cape, 1957.

You can view our first edition of From Russia, With Love here.

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

Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine and revolver and rose motif to front board in metallic red and silver. With the dust jacket. Some spotting to contents, rear board lightly creased, very good in the little worn dust jacket.

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 in anticipation of a successful chiropractic treatment but it is perhaps no coincidence that Fleming included a quite detailed description of such therapies in Thunderball on which he was working at that time. Presentation copies of From Russia With Love are very scarce indeed.

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