The Macmillan Company, The Viking Press, and the New American Library, 1955-66. [Spy novels] ALL FIRST PRINTINGS. 14 volumes, octavos (overall dimensions 20 x 13 x 33cm). Publisher's hardbacks in illustrated dust-jackets. The American edition of Octopussy was the first to be illustrated. Ownership signatures to The Spy Who Loved Me and For Your Eyes Only; endpapers of The Man with the Golden Gun with some rubs/scuffs; toning to spine of From Russia, With Love, some chips to spine ends of jackets (moreso to earlier titles). The Man with the Golden Gun is in the second issue jacket with darker grey lettering than the earlier issue. Gilbert notes that the American dust jackets, from Live and Let Die to Doctor No, are "often" or "invariably" clipped, with the printed price retained elsewhere on the jacket, as here. The Spy Who Loved Me is price-clipped. A very good set in similar dust jackets; generally bright and presenting very nicely. First US editions, first printings, of this complete set of Fleming's original James Bond books. From the significant Ian Fleming collection of Martin Schøyen (b.1940), with his bookplate (two volumes added). 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 #156667
Gilbert A2b(1), A3b(1), A4b(1), A5b(1), A6b(1), A8b(1), A9b(1.1), A10b(1), A11b(1), A12b(1), A13b(1), A14b(1); The Schøyen Collection Nos. 18, 25, 32, 46, 59, 72, 78, 89, 97, 108, 116, 129. Christopher Moran, "Ian Fleming and CIA Director Allen Dulles: The Very Best of Friends", James Bond in World and Popular Culture, 2012.