First edition. Deluxe Issue. Signed by the author. Elegant quarter vellum binding with gilt ornament and coloured endpapers, in keeping with The Complete Works of Ian Fleming (Queen Anne Press, 2008). The design is inspired by the original special edition of On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Jonathan Cape, 1963). Royal quarto, with black and white illustrations throughout plus four suites of eight colour plates. Set in Albertina type and printed in two colours. Top edge gilt. In the original glassine dustwrapper and the publisher's gilt stamped original slipcase.
Limited edition of 250 copies, this being numbered 61 and signed in blue ink by Jon Gilbert on the limitation page at the rear. A comprehensive guide to the work of Ian Fleming by Jon Gilbert, an expert on the literary James Bond, covering everything from the first draft of "Casino Royale" in 1952 to editions still in print today. The limited edition sold out prior to publication. Winner of the 16th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography.
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