Item #156096 The Man from Barbarossa [James Bond series]. John GARDNER.

The Man from Barbarossa [James Bond series].

G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1991. Octavo. Original blue paper-backed boards, spine lettered in gilt, blue endpapers. With dust jacket. A fine copy. First US edition, first printing, presentation copy, signed and inscribed by the author on the title page: "To my very dear friends. / Carolyn & Otto. / With love and respect.". The author has also signed in full beneath his printed name, which he has crossed through. The recipients are Mr and Mrs Otto Penzler; Penzler is the owner of New York's Mysterious Press, a publisher of numerous crime and thriller writers including the James Bond novelists John Gardner and Jeffrey Deaver. 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 #156096

Gilbert, page 613. Provenance: Martin Schøyen. The Schøyen Collection No. 339.

Price: £250.00

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