New York, NY: William Morrow, 1973. [Fictional biography] FIRST U.S. EDITION. Octavo (21 x 14cm), pp. 317 , blank. Publisher's black cloth-backed boards, red endpapers, typographic dust-wrapper priced at $7.95. Contents clean, edges a little spotted, short tear to inside joint, jacket is fine. Journalist John Pearson was employed by Fleming as his assistant on the regular 'Atticus' column of the London Sunday Times, and he would go on to write the first biography of Fleming, 'The Life of Ian Fleming', in 1966. His follow-up book in the Bond oevre, 1973's 'Authorised Biography of 007' is a first-person biography of the fictional agent James Bond. Item #61650
Gilbert, Jon; Ian Fleming: The Bibliography, pages 610, 649.