Item #156007 Archive of correspondence relating to James Bond typescripts and continuation books. Ian - FLEMING FLEMING, Ian, Kingsley Amis.
Archive of correspondence relating to James Bond typescripts and continuation books.

Archive of correspondence relating to James Bond typescripts and continuation books.

1963-67. Collection of 19 letters comprising original typescript and carbon copies. Housed in pink foolscap folder. A fine set. Archive of correspondence between Jonathan Cape, the publisher of Fleming's Bond series, and the author's favoured typist Jean Frampton. The papers mainly consist of friendly professional letters, telegrams, notes and postcards concerning Frampton's employment and also contains some significant early material, kept by Frampton as recycled scrap paper. The main body of correspondence is between Frampton and Isabel Ross, Editorial Manager at Jonathan Cape, concerning Frampton's work to re-type the 1965 critical analysis The James Bond Dossier by Kingsley Amis, and the first post-Fleming Bond continuation novel, Colonel Sun published in 1968, also by Amis under the pseudonym Robert Markham. The archive also includes some noteworthy early Fleming material; some of the typist's retained letters were typed on the verso side of some previously-used Fleming and Bond typescripts which, given the errors shown, were early discarded versions but kept by Frampton as scrap paper. Included here is: an original typed page of Thrilling Cities, a carbon typescript with the three-line Basho poem from You Only Live Twice, typescript sheets from You Only Live Twice, a typesheet from The Man with the Golden Gun, a typesheet from The James Bond Dossier and three sheets from Colonel Sun. The complete collection comprises 19 items as follows: i-iii) Three typed letters signed from Isabel Ross to Jean Frampton. iv-viii) Five retained carbon copies from Frampton to Ross, with Colonel Sun typescripts to the verso. ix) A handwritten postcard from Ross to Frampton regarding the "urgent job" of typing The James Bond Dossier. x) Compliments slip from Ross to Frampton, enclosed with The James Bond Dossier manuscript sheet. xi) A telegram from Frampton to Ross confirming the receipt of the "first parcel" of a manuscript. xii) A proof of postage receipt for typing returned to Jonathan Cape at the publisher's headquarters at 30 Bedford Square (likely The Man with the Golden Gun, or The James Bond Dossier copies). xiii) Colonel Sun typesheet (a portion only). xiv) An invoice from Frampton to Jonathan Cape for typing an "essay on Ian Fleming" (later published as The James Bond Dossier by Kingsley Amis). xv) A single full-page carbon sheet for the opening chapter of Thrilling Cities, backed by an unrelated letter addressed to a Mr Morris. xvi) A single typescript topsheet for The Man with the Golden Gun, backed by an unrelated letter addressed to a Mr Rae. xvii) Carbon typescript sheet from You Only Live Twice, backed by an unrelated letter addressed to the English poet and author Laurence Whistler xviii) Carbon typescript sheet from You Only Live Twice, backed by an unrelated letter addressed to Laurence Whistler xix) Carbon typescript sheet from You Only Live Twice, on the reverse side of an unrelated letter addressed to a Mrs Bridge. Item #156007

The Schøyen Collection No. 225.

Price: £12,500.00