The Centenary Edition of the Works of Ian Fleming.

London: The Queen Anne Press, 2008. [James Bond] LIMITED EDITION. Complete in 18 volumes. The definitive edition of Ian Fleming's works, issued to commemorate the birth of the author; no such edition has been published before. Number 32 of 250 sets thus, bound by Shepherds, Sangorski and Sutcliffe in dark blue cloth, top edge gilt, with gilt-titled leather labels to backstrips, upper covers gilt-stamped with the author's initials, and gilt imprint of the publisher to rear. Housed in a fully enclosed presentation box with ribbon-pulls, gilt-stamped with the Fleming crest to the lid. A fine, as-new set. The Queen Anne Press was created by Lord Kemsley, proprietor of the Sunday Times, where Fleming was employed as Foreign Editor. In 1952, as a wedding gift, Kemsley made Fleming the managing director of the press, where he remained until his death in 1964. The Press is today managed by his niece and nephew, following its acquisition by Fleming's literary estate. The set comprises 14 volumes of the James Bond novels, the non-fiction volumes 'The Diamond Smugglers' and 'Thrilling Cities' plus the childrens story 'Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang'. The final volume, entitled 'Talk of the Devil', contains rarely seen material including two stories, some of which is unpublished. The complete collection is is fine/as new condition. Heavy item requires additional shipping charge—please contact us for details. Item #63879

Price: £2,500.00