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[actually issued late 1964] Pp.221. PROOF copy in publisher's wraps, in the Proof-Only dust-jacket. The jacket features some misprints and typographical or textual differences, most prominently the title and author's name being printed across the spine in bold black tea-chest type, which was removed for the published edition at the request of the illustrator Richard Chopping. The book is fine, but for some spine roll. Jacket has some expected wear and tear to the unsupported area along the top edge and the joints are a little rubbed. Nonetheless, a very good copy of an uncommon item., housed in a custom-made clamshell box. Gilbert A13a. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Titel: The Man With the Golden Gun (a James Bond ...
Verlag: London: Jonathan Cape, 1965
Buchbeschreibung Somerset: Dateman Books 2008, 2008. 14 volumes; All First (and only) impressions. Publisher's hardcover in illustrated dustjacket, with collector card in clear sleeve. All fourteen book packs housed in an elegant custom-made half black leather collector's box, with individual book compartments and felt-lining. Each book has been hand-bound and reprints the entire first chapter of the original James Bond story. The jackets reproduce the artwork of the (full size) 2008 Centenary Edition hardbacks, with illustrations by Michael Gillette. The first miniature edition of the James Bond series, and according to Dateman, it is believed this is the first set of works in this format from a major modern writer. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 39892
Buchbeschreibung London: Penguin 007, 2008, 2008. [Spy novels] All FIRST IMPRESSIONS. Fourteen volumes, octavo (23 x 15 x 42cm). Bound in original silver-stamped black cloth in striking dust-jackets with 'retro' style artwork by Michael Gillette. All volumes as new, housed in a custom-made cloth slipcase with fleece lining and ribbon pulls. A particularly uncommon set in hardcover, issued to celebrate the 100th birthday of the author (28th May 2008). Only 4000 complete sets were published. GILBERT, Jon, 'Ian Fleming: The Bibliography' (2012). Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 52589
Buchbeschreibung London: Penguin Books 2002, 2002. 14 volumes, small octavo. Cloth-bound hardcovers in photographic dustwrappers by Toby MacFarlan Pond. The full set, all fine and unread, in a custom-made black cloth fleece-line slip-case with ribbon pull. This was the first James Bond hardback published by Penguin Books, who held the publishing rights to the series for a decade. This edition was released simultaneously as a mass-market paperback, but these hardcovers were produced in very limited numbers (1000 copies only). Complete sets are particularly uncommon. Gilbert, Jon; Ian Fleming: The Bibliography (2012). Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 45664
Buchbeschreibung London: Jonathan Cape 1953-1966, 1966. 14 volumes; octavo. FIRST IMPRESSIONS, with a leaf SIGNED BY IAN FLEMING included in the first title. Beautifully bound in full deep red oasis morocco with gilt raised bands and gilt titles to spines, '007 device blocked in gilt to upper, gilt edges, black endpapers. Internally clean; binding fine. Housed in a fleece-lined slipcase. An impressive set; 'The most famous spy in literature' - Steinbrunner and Penzler. This first edition collection with the author's signature comes with reassuring provenance, having been assembled by Ian Fleming bibliographer Jon Gilbert. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 42434