Allen Lane/The Penguin Press, 2000. Octavo. Original green boards, spine lettered in silver, front cover lettered in blind, pictorial endpapers. With dust jacket. With numerous monochrome illustrations. Small bumps to corners; a near-fine copy in fine dust jacket, not price-clipped. First edition, first impression. Editor Simon Winder was the senior executive at Penguin Books, the publishers of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels for the first decade of the twenty-first century. He wrote the introduction to the "Bond Re-jacketed" edition of Dr. No (Penguin Books, 2006). 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 #156031
Gilbert, pp. 45, 81, 86, 116, 221, 255, 287, 314, 344, 377, 405, 432, 458, 610-612, 619, 626; The Schøyen Collection No. 254.