My Uncle Ian.

London: Queen Anne Press, 2017. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION, being the first separate edition. Black card wrappers, printed paper label. Edition limited to 125 numbered copies signed by the author (publisher of The Book Collector) and his brother Fergus (co-publisher at Queen Anne Press). Article reprinted from the Spring 2017 special issue of The Book Collector (Ian Fleming and Book Collecting), in a handsome edition letterpress-printed in Monotype Fournier by Stan Lane of Gloucester Typesetting. As new. Ian Fleming, himself a creative book collector, ran the Queen Anne Press, first publishers of The Book Collector, from 1951 to 1955, and owned the journal from 1955 until his death. James Fleming writes poignantly of his father, Richard, Ian Fleming's younger brother, "He could not have been more of an opposite to Ian, the 80-a-day man, the Martini specialist, the owner of fast cars", and what "a complete eye-opener" it was to read Ian Fleming the letter-writer in Fergus Fleming's collection The Man with the Golden Typewriter: Ian Fleming's James Bond letters (2015). "If there was anything shabby, disreputable or opprobrious, it passed me by. A curious aspect of it was how strongly I heard the voice of my own father in Ian's writing. I cannot be exact. I can say only that in their general cheerfulness, in the choice of words, even in the shape of the sentences, I could sometimes have sworn it was my father speaking" Item #64137

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