London: Collins, 1966. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 15cm), pp.62, with two photographic illustrations comprising a frontispiece portrait of the subject and Ian Fleming's only meeting with James Bond. Publisher's cloth in pictorial dust-wrapper, designed by Barbosa, after Richard Chopping's designs for the jackets of the original 007 novels. A near fine copy; no inscriptions or price-clipping, one or two short tears, production crease to rear panel, jacket artwork very bright. Ian Fleming took the name for his famous 007 character from the author of "Birds of the West Indies," the American ornithologist James Bond. Item #50994
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