Bloomsbury, 2008. Quarto. Original red illustrated boards and endpapers, spine lettered in red. With dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with photographs from the Fleming and EON archives, many of which are in colour. Bookseller's sticker on front panel, otherwise a fine copy. First edition, first impression, of this superb reference book from journalist Ben Macintyre, covering both the literary and screen James Bond. This volume was originally conceived to accompany a major exhibition at London's Imperial War Museum in 2008. 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 #156027
Gilbert, p. 592 ("a primary reference"); The Schøyen Collection No. 245.