London: Hodder and Stoughton, . [Adventure novel]. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.320. In publisher's blue cloth with black titles to spine and upper board. Light general wear, cloth mottled to rear, neat owner name. A very good copy of this landmark thriller and James Bond source-book. Following a single appearance in The Strand magazine, this is the first book-length outing for the two-fisted adventurer Captain Hugh 'Bull-dog' Drummond, DSO, MC, an itrepid War veteran brutalised by his experiences in the trenches and bored with his post-war lifestyle. Author Ian Fleming 'was certainly influenced by no-nonsense British fictional characters such as 'Bulldog' Drummond', [Gilbert, Section L, p.616]. Item #49887
Gilbert, Jon; Ian Fleming The Bibliography.