Jonathan Cape, 1958. Octavo. Original black boards, spine lettered in silver, "Honeychile" silhouette on front cover in brown (second state, no priority of issue). With dust jacket. Housed in a custom blue quarter morocco folding box. Some light foxing to edges, contents clean. A near-fine copy in fine dust jacket, faint spots to rear panel and verso, a sharp and bright example. First edition, first impression, with a bookplate inscribed by the author: "To Eileen Cond 'The Faithful' from Ian Fleming". Eileen M. Cond was a correspondent of Ian Fleming and the first secretary of the James Bond Fan Club. A prominent collector of modern first editions, Cond had an extensive selection of Fleming titles bearing similar inscriptions. Dr No, the sixth novel in the James Bond series, was the first to be turned into a film, starring Sean Connery in 1962. 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 #155908
Gilbert A6a(1.3); The Schøyen Collection No. 54.