London: Ian Fleming Publications Limited, 2009. SIGNED FIRST THUS, a new edition. Octavo (21 x 14cm), pp.116. SIGNED by Fergus Fleming in black ink to title page. Publisher's green cloth with silver titles to spine. With the pictorial dust-jacket, priced at £15. A fine as-new copy. Fleming's first non-Bond book, and also his first non-fiction work. Written with the assistance of Diamond expert John Collard, who is noted in the book as 'John Blaize'. Devised as part of the Ian Fleming Centenary publications, this edition of "The Diamond Smugglers" features a brand new introduction from Fleming's nephew, the acclaimed travel writer Fergus Fleming. The only edition in this format, and the first book to be published in-house by Ian Fleming Publications under their own imprint, it was distributed solely by the publisher. Print run: 500 copies only. Item #53081
Gilbert A15a (3).