Andre Deutsch, London 1965. First Impression, First State. Pp.240, illustrated thoughout with colour plates. Publisher's hardcover in dustjacket. A near fine copy, but for some edgewear and an unfortunate bump to the lower corner. This example however has been inscribed by the book's compiler Morris Cargill; SIGNED copies rarely appear on the market. Novelist Ian Fleming discusses the island where, at his winter retreat named Goldeneye, he wrote one Bond novel a year from 1952/3-1964. Publisher André Deutsch had contacted Ian Fleming regarding a traveller's guide to Jamaica which was being compiled by the respected local journalist (and a close friend of Fleming) Morris Cargill. In early 1964 the pair discussed the project over lunch at Cargill's island home and Fleming agreed to make a contribution, much to the delight of Deutsch, who began marketing the book under the title Ian Fleming's Jamaica. However, Fleming fell ill upon his return to England and was unable to devote his time to producing an original essay, instead adapting his 1947 Horizon article as a makeweight introduction, which effectively became his last literary work. Item #39898
Gilbert B6a (1.1).