Pan Books Limited, 1971. Octavo. Original illustrated wrappers. Wrappers bright, toning to contents, as expected. A fine copy. Pan Books's film tie-in edition, signed by Sean Connery on the title page. Though not marked as such, this copy is from the estate of Connery's agent, Richard Hatton. Founded in 1954, Richard Hatton Ltd represented Connery from the beginning of his screen career. Hatton also developed the films The Hill (1965) and The Anderson Tapes (1971), both starring Connery. Diamonds are Forever was first published by Jonathan Cape in 1956 and Pan Books in 1958. The film tie-in edition was the 24th printing by Pan. This copy is from the significant Ian Fleming collection of Martin Schøyen (b.1940), with his bookplate. Schøyen's private collection of manuscripts, which span all cultures and all time periods, is one of the largest and most comprehensive of its kind. Item #155894
Gilbert A4a(37). The Schøyen Collection No. 31.