London: Queen Anne Press, 2008. [James Bond] LIMITED EDITION in Vellum over cloth sides, number 39 of just 100 copies thus. Complete in 18 volumes, octavo. The definitive edition of Ian Fleming, issued to commemorate the birth of the author; no such edition has been published before. A fine, as-new set. The set comprises 14 volumes of the James Bond novels, the non-fiction volumes 'The Diamond Smugglers' and 'Thrilling Cities' plus the children's story 'Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang'. The final volume, entitled 'Talk of the Devil', contains rarely seen material including two stories, some of which is unpublished. The Queen Anne Press was created by Lord Kemsley, proprietor of the Sunday Times, where Fleming was employed as Foreign Editor. In 1952, as a wedding gift, Kemsley made Fleming the managing director of the press, where he remained until his death in 1964. The Press is today managed by his niece and nephew, following its acquisition by Fleming's literary estate. Heavy item requires an additional shipping charge; please contact us for details. Item #40891
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