Clamshell Box for Dr. No.
[London: Jonathan Cape] Tunbridge Wells: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, [1958-1980, to fit]. A brand new protective clamshell box for Cape (UK) printings of the novel Dr. No, part of a uniform series of James Bond boxes produced by Adrian Harrington. With black cloth covering, rounded spine blocked in gilt, inner trays lined with scarlet red 'suedelle' material. External dimensions 223 x 161 x 45mm. Boxes for all fourteen Ian Fleming James Bond titles are available either individually or at a reduced price for the set. Each title features a gilt motif to spine, related to the plot of the book. Titled in serif type with sans serif text used for the author's name, as Fleming preferred, and accented with the characteristic 'swelled rule' device utilised by Cape. These functional boxes have been designed by Fleming bibliographer Jon Gilbert. Item #62081