New American Library, 1964. Octavo. Original ochre cloth, top edge orange. With dust jacket. Housed in a custom blue morocco-backed folding box. Corners slightly bumped, browning to first and final leaves, a near-fine copy. Some staining to dust jacket with extremities worn and tears to spine, a good copy. First US edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Robert MacKenna from Ian Fleming". The US edition of Thrilling Cities is exceptionally difficult to obtain in signed state. The Sunday Times articles (1959-60), collected here for the first time in an American book-form edition, also include the James Bond short story "007 in New York", which was not included in the UK edition. 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 #155994
Gilbert A16b(1). The Schøyen Collection No. 197.