Ian Fleming 28th May 1908 - 12th August 1964. An Address Given at the Memorial Service.
Westerham Press, Privately Printed 1964. [Tribute] Slim octavo. 2 volumes; one in black cloth, one in black card wraps, with printed title label to upper. Each in original semi-transparent paper jacket. The hardcover copy coming from the library of Jonathan Cape publisher Tom Maschler with a bookplate to that effect produced by Heywood Hill Ltd who handled the sale of his collection in late 2018. Both issues in very fine order (trivial wear to jacket or hardback copy). With a previous catalogue slip loosely inserted and housed in vintage brown paper wrapping. The book-form printing of the address given at Fleming's memorial, 15th September 1964, the hardcover of which comprises just 50 copies. The author, William Plomer, was a close friend of Fleming, his trusted Editor-in-chief, the dedicatee of the novel Goldfinger, and the very first reader of the James Bond debut 'Casino Royale'. Item #61677
Gilbert. Ian Fleming The Bibliography, p.596.