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FLEMING, Ian.

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. Archive of his correspondence with Edith von Morpurgo, an Austrian girlfriend.
    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) (19041988). Her father was the aristocratic Viennese architect, Robert Guido Elio Freiherr von Morpurgo (18721941); her mother... Learn More
    £32,500

    Stock Code: 88362

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  2. 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
    £9,750

    Stock Code: 112367

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  3. 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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  4. From Russia, with Love.
    First edition, first impression. The fifth James Bond title and one of the toughest in collector's condition. Learn More
    £9,750

    Stock Code: 87777

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  5. From Russia, With Love.
    First edition, first impression. This is the first of Fleming's novels for which Richard Chopping designed the jackets - as he would go on to do for virtually all the subsequent Bond books. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 98400

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  6. From Russia, With Love.
    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
    £6,750

    Stock Code: 110689

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  7. The Spy Who Loved Me.
    First edition, first impression. This novel 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 co-author. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 112291

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  8. 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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  9. 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 particularly... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 76459

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  10. Bond Strikes Camp.
    Sole printing of the first appearance of Connolly's parody. With Fleming's superb presentation inscription to Richard Hughes, "Dikko - Ouch! Ian". Hughes was a good friend of Fleming's and the dedicatee of You Only Live Twice, for which in April 1963 he was aiding Fleming's researches. We know of no other presentation copies... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 81452

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  11. 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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  12. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang The Magical Car.
    First editions, first impressions. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 73834

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  13. Introduces Jamaica.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 112155

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  14. You Only Live Twice film poster.
    Film advertising poster for You Only Live Twice, based on the novel by Ian Fleming, starring Sean Connery as James Bond, produced by Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli, directed by Lewis Gilbert, screen play by Roald Dahl. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 84445

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