- Topic: Fleming's Non-Bond Writing
FLEMING, Ian Lancaster, (1908-1964).
London, Queen Anne Press 2008, LIMITED EDITION in Full leather. 18 volumes. The definitive edition of Ian Fleming, issued to commemorate the birth of the author; no such edition has been published before. The Queen Anne Press was created by Lord Kemsley, proprietor of the Sunday Times, where Fleming was employed as Foreign Editor. In... more info
[IAN FLEMING / PERCY MUIR]
1963, July-December 1963. A series of letters between Ian Fleming, Percy Muir and a Canadian reader of 'The Book Collector' journal regarding a potential rare book. 5 letters, two of which are signed by Fleming; 1) An enquiry from the reader describing her book, addressed 'Dear Mr Fleming'. 2 pages, handwritten.... more info
FLEMING, Ian Lancaster.
London: Jonathan Cape Ltd. 1964-1965., Corrected Proof Copies of Adventures 1 and 2, in the publisher's soft covers illustrated by John Burningham. Pp.48,48. With printed publication details to upper covers (despatch details, dates and price), marked 'NOT FOR SALE'. Internally fine, some wear to fragile covers, which are a little browned and soiled, discreet repair... more info
London, Jonathan Cape. 1963, UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY of the First Edition. 8vo., With plates. Publisher's softcovers in the proof-only dustwrapper. Light edgewear, spine a touch sunned, but a near fine copy nonetheless. A very good copy indeed. The Paul Davis-designed dustwrapper is uncut, with square corners (the published book jacket wrapper has clipped corners)... more info
London, 30th June 1952. 1952., One page letter to fellow author and illustrator Nicholas Bentley, typed on Kemsley House' headed notepaper, addressed and with salutation in manuscript. Ian Fleming was Foreign Manager at the Kemsley Group of Newspapers, and he drafted this letter in regard to to Bentley's position as an illustrator and contributor to... more info
London: Collins. 1960., Pp.320. Publisher's blue cloth in pictorial dustjacket illustrated by Barbara Waltron. Some toning to edges, otherwise this is a lovely fine copy in the striking colour jacket, with the scarce 'Ian Fleming says' wraparound band (with one short tear) which reprints a seven-line section of Fleming's review of this thriller... more info
Andre Deutsch, London 1965, First Impression, First State. Pp.240, illustrated thoughout with colour plates. Publisher's hardcover in dustjacket. A near fine copy, but for some edgewear and an unfortunate bump to the lower corner. This example however has been inscribed by the book's compiler Morris Cargill; signed copies rarely appear on the market. Rare.... more info
London, Jonathan Cape Ltd. 1964., 3 vol. boxed set. First Editions, slim 8vo. Half bound in recent dark green morocco leather with matching cloth boards. Titles and subtle decorations in gilt to spines with original boards and spine bound in to rear of each edition, rich cream endpapers. Excellent, eyecatching illustrations throughout, all by John... more info
London: Jonathan Cape Ltd. 1968,1964, 1965., 3 volumes, octavos. ALL FIRST IMPRESSIONS. Complete. Pp.48, 48, 48. Publisher's white hardcovers in glossy pictorial dustwrappers. A used set showing some spotting to top edge, some shelfwear. The correct jackets (with un-laminated flaps) are clean a bright with a couple of tears to volume three, attractive white spines. Neat... more info
London: Art and Technics Ltd., printed by The Shenval Press. 1947, The complete eight numbers (all published) of this quarterly magazine of typography and graphic arts. Catalogue format, some ring-bound, others perfect-bound in jackets, as issued. Some expected wear but generally a very good set. Ian Fleming proposed the terms of the first competition to be run by this journal, which... more info
London: Jonathan Cape Ltd. 1968,1964, 1965., 3 volumes, octavos. ALL FIRST IMPRESSIONS. Complete. Pp.48, 48, 48. Publisher's white hardcovers in glossy pictorial dustwrappers. A used set showing some acceptable wear, neat ink name to second volume, all jackets price-clipped but corresponding to the bibliography. The wrappers show some laminate shrinkage at the joints, one or two... more info
Chicago, Illinois: Time Inc. 1962, Pp.84. Original price 25cents. Magazine format, illustrated. Postal label to upper, some dampstaining to lower margins, very good. Contains the first US appearance of this original Ian Fleming feature entitled 'The Guns of James Bond', which not published in book-form until 2008. Scarce thus. 'Q Branch' (aka Major Boothroyd) in... more info
FLEMING, Ian Lancaster, (1908-1964).
London: Jonathan Cape, 1963., First Edition, in the first issue dust-jacket. Illustrated with photograhic plates. With erratum slip tipped in at page 223. Publisher's quarter cloth in dust-jacket. No inscriptions or price-clipping. Some very light soil and one small nick to foot of spine, but this remains an unquestionably fine copy, without any fading... more info
FLEMING, Ian Lancaster, (1908-1964). (BURNINGHAM, John, illustrator)
London: Puffin Books 2008., Children's book; A classic adventure story featuring a high-spirited family and their magical car. Basis for the Oscar-nominated film musical scripted by Roald Dahl. This is the commemorative harback released to coincide with the author's centenary year. FIRST EDITION thus, SIGNED by the illustrator. Publisher's red cloth in metallic glossy... more info
FLEMING, Ian Lancaster.
New York: Simon and Schuster 1960, FIRST and ONLY APPEARANCE in this form. Folio in slip-case. Publisher's hardcover in pictorial jacket. Price-clipped else fine, in original card slip-case (worn). This scarce essay on fine food, a subject which Fleming would pepper his novels with, has never been reprinted in this format. The manuscript of this article,... more info
GREENE, Graham (1904-1991) [FLEMING, Ian]
Heinneman, London, 1958, 1960, Modern literature. FIRST EDITION. 2 volumes. Publisher's cloth in pictorial dustwrappers. A lightly used pair, in near fine condition. This 1958 espionage novel set in Cuba, has since become a classic. When published, Ian Fleming was impressed by 'Our Man In Havana' and wrote an article about it for the... more info
EDWARDS, Hugh. [FLEMING, Ian]
London: Jonathan Cape, 1963., Pp.197. First edition thus. Publisher's smooth cloth-effect paper over boards, with gilt titles to the spine, top edge tinted red, in pictorial dust-wrapper. An unquestionably fine copy. This is one of the two recorded bindings with smooth covering material and coloured top edge; a textured cloth without a topstain also... more info
FLEMING, Ian Lancaster [BURNINGHAM, J.].
London: Jonathan Cape Ltd. 1968,1964, 1965., 3 volumes, 8vos. Early reprint set (third printing, second printing, second printing). Complete. Pp.48, 48, 48. Publisher's white hardcovers in glossy pictorial dustwrappers. A well read set showing some general handling and wear, some chipping to jackets (mostly to second volume), ownership in ink to first volume. A little tired,... more info
New York; Hartford Publications, Inc. 1963, Pp.132. Magazine format, fully illustrated, with the original advertising flyer 'Europe 1963' tipped onto front cover. Some creasing/edgewear, spine a little chipped. Very good indeed (pp.27-8 partially clipped). The article appears on pp.98-9 and 127-131, and includes a full-page illustration of the Paul Davis drawing later used as the cover... more info
[Ian Fleming, Christopher Isherwood, Edith Sitwell, C.Day Lewis, Sylvia Plath]
London, William Heinemann Ltd, Printed at the Shenval Press. 1959, 'A monthly review of literature' featuring contributions from the above authors. Magazine format, printed covers, twelve issues (the complete year, 1959). An attractive collection, five of which feature the original wraparound band and three issues are publisher's presentation copies, with compliments slips tipped in. Also includes the original loose 12-page... more info