Item #64347 Nature Cure Explained. Ian / BONDIANA FLEMING, Alan MOYLE.
Nature Cure Explained.
Nature Cure Explained.

Nature Cure Explained.

London: Health for All Publishing Co., 1950. FIRST EDITION. Pp.[1-8] 9-185, [3]. Publisher's red cloth, spine lettered in with black, dust-wrapper priced 7/6 to spine and flap. No inscriptions, contents clean, page edges a little dusty/spotted, jacket also dusty with one tear to rear panel and one minor nick to edge. A very good copy. An important 'James Bond' source book (and an elusive book in jacket in it's own right). In Ian Fleming's novel 'Thunderball', agent James Bond, to his chagrin, is sent to a health clinic for a period of rejuvenation; his bedside reading at 'Shrublands' is this medical text as described in chapter 2, page 20: "It was a room-shaped room with furniture-shaped furniture and dainty curtains. The bed was provided with an electric blanket. There was a vase containing three marigolds beside the bed and a book called Nature Cure Explained by Alan Moyle M.N.B.A. Bond opened it and ascertained that the initials stood for 'Member: British Naturopathic Association'.... Bond unpacked his things and sat down in the single armchair and read about eliminating the waste products from his body. He learned a great deal about foods he had never heard of, such as Potassium Broth, Nut Mince and the mysteriously named Unmalted Slippery Elm. He had got as far as the chapter on massage and was reflecting on the injunction that should be divided into Effleurage, Stroking, Friction, Kneading, Petrissage, Tapotement, and Vibration when the telephone rang....." Item #64347

This copy is from the comprehensive Ian Fleming Bibliographical Archive assembled by Jon Gilbert, with his pencilled ownership. Gilbert, Section L, [Thunderball (1)].

Price: £675.00

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