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FLEMING, Ian. The final revised typescript of Diamonds Are Forever, with Fleming's autograph revisions throughout, also marked up by the copy-editor for publication.
London : [1955-6]Ian Fleming's revised typescript of Diamonds are Forever, with numerous autograph additions, revealing Fleming's working practices as he honed the fourth Bond novel into its final shape. Original manuscripts and typescripts of Fleming's major works are extremely rare on the market.
The typescript is peppered throughout with authorial tweaks,... Learn More£350,000.00
Stock Code: 145630
FLEMING, Ian. Typed letter signed to Eileen Cond.
London : 5 December 1957Fleming writes to this "most faithful follower" of his fortunes: "I well remember my pleasure at getting your letter shortly after 'Casino Royale' was published. It was my first fan letter from a member of the public!... here, with my very best wishes, is your bookplate for 'The Diamond Smugglers'." Eileen Cond was a book collector who sent out her... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 123740
FLEMING, Ian. You Only Live Twice.
London : 1964First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his proof-reader for this title: "To Alan To reread! from, Ian." Alan Ross, a former naval officer, was a literary friend of Ann Fleming.
Ross was one of the first to review Casino Royale favourably, in the Times Literary Supplement, a review which Fleming kept on... Learn More£18,750.00
Stock Code: 122645
FLEMING, Ian. Thunderball.
London : 1961First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Leonard. These thunderballs! from Ian". The recipient was Leonard Russell (1906-1974), features editor of The Sunday Times, where Fleming worked full-time until December 1959. Fleming's contract with The Sunday Times allowed him to take three months' holiday each... Learn More£19,750.00
Stock Code: 138057
FLEMING, Ian. Moonraker.
London : 1955First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Edith, Cette tranche de vie! Ian 1955". Edith was Marie Edith, Viscountess Kemsley (1888-1976), second wife of the newspaper baron Viscount Kemsley (1883-1968). It was Viscount Kemsley who employed Fleming as the foreign manager of his Sunday Times... Learn More£39,500.00
Stock Code: 138007
FLEMING, Ian. You Only Live Twice.
London : 1964First edition, first impression. Inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author, "To Jonathan from Ian". The precise identity of the recipient is uncertain (although several Jonathans tantalize). You Only Live Twice was the twelfth Bond book, based on Japanese material that Fleming had gathered on his five-week foreign jaunt on behalf of the Sunday... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 138050
FLEMING, Ian - CHANDLER, Raymond. Playback.
London : 1958First edition, first impression, an outstanding presentation copy to Ian Fleming, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Ian, with love, Ray", an inscription expressive of the remarkable friendship between two masters of the thriller, creators of two of the century's most memorable fictional characters, James Bond and Philip Marlowe.... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 145639
FLEMING, Ian. Casino Royale.
London : 1953First edition, first impression, in the first issue dust jacket, presentation copy, inscribed by the author, "To Tony, Read & Burn, Ian".
This is a wonderful association copy: the recipient was his friend Anthony Kemsley (later to become Sir Anthony Berry), the youngest son of Viscount Kemsley, a significant figure in Fleming's life. Kemsley,... Learn More£95,000.00
Stock Code: 142545
FLEMING, Ian. Quantum of Solace.
May, 1959The first appearance of the James Bond story "Quantum of Solace", in the May 1959 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine; the name was used for the 2008 film starring Daniel Craig, albeit with an entirely different plot. The story was subsequently gathered, with others, for the 1960 collection For Your Eyes Only. This was the first publication of any James... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 147316
FLEMING, Ian. Quantum of Solace.
May, 1959The first appearance of the James Bond story "Quantum of Solace", in the May 1959 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine; the name was used for the 2008 film starring Daniel Craig, albeit with an entirely different plot. The story was subsequently gathered, with others, for the 1960 collection For Your Eyes Only. This was the first publication of any James... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 147320
FLEMING, Ian. The Spy Who Loved Me.
London : 1962First edition, first impression, handsomely bound for the luxury purveyors Asprey. The Spy Who Loved Me is the only Bond book to be written in the first person, presented as the testimony of a 23-year-old Canadian woman with whom Bond has an ill-fated affair. In furtherance of this pretence, Vivienne Michel gets a spurious credit on the title page as... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 134789
FLEMING, Ian - GARDNER, John. [A complete set of James Bond novels by John Gardner.]
London : 1981-96First editions, first impressions, of John Gardner's James Bond novels. Gardner succeeded Kingsley Amis as the author of the James Bond continuation novels and went on to write 14 original Bond novels and novelisations of the films Licence to Kill (1989) and GoldenEye (1995). Scorpius (1988) was the first Bond book to not be published in the UK by Jonathan... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 125565
AMIS, Kingsley, as Robert Markham; Christopher Wood; John Gardner; Raymond Benson. A complete set of novels and screenplays by the first four authors to carry on the James Bond franchise after Ian Fleming's death:
London and New York : 1968-2002First editions (Goldeneye first hardback edition), first impressions. A complete set of novels and screenplays by the first four authors to carry on the James Bond franchise after Ian Fleming's death. Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 126385
EINSTEIN, Albert; Thomas Mann; A. S. W. Rosenbach. Book Auction Dinner.
New York : 1938First edition, signed by Albert Einstein, Thomas Mann, and Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach under their respective forewords and prefaces; the catalogue for a charity rare book auction for the benefit of German refugees, held on December 8, 1938.
The sale was arranged by legendary American rare book dealer A. S. W. Rosenbach, who for decades supplied the... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 146456
POWERS, Mabel, Yehsennohwehs. The Indian as Peacemaker.
New York : 1932First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author to Cora Shippes Anthony on the front free endpaper, "To Mrs Cora Shippe Anthony, Greetings of Peace and friendship from this Lodge of the writer Mabel Powers", dated "Moon of Lengthening Days 1936". The Indian as Peacemaker details the history of the formation of the League of the Iroquois in 1570.
There... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 36954
SYKES, Christopher. Changed [Proof]: Being an Account of a Voyage in Modern Persia.
London : 1932Unique proof copy of Sykes's first book, the author's own copy with his autograph corrections in pencil throughout, together with a rare copy of the privately printed first edition, sole impression. The changes appear not to be implemented in the finished text, but instead show the author making notes for an unrealised future edition, with marks: "X... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 125846