The Seven Deadly Sins. Introduced by Raymond Mortimer.

London: Sunday Times Publications, 1962. [Literary anthology] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (22 x 14cm), pp.88. With vignette illustrations. Publisher's red cloth hardcovers titled in black in original dust-wrapper priced 15s. UK sheets in the US (Morrow) binding. Minor spotting to edges. A near fine copy of the book in a very good jacket, toned to spine. Conceived by Ian Fleming; while still a member of the Editorial Board at the Sunday Times, Fleming had the brilliant idea of asking some of the greatest writers of the time (many of whom were his close friends) to comment on their favourite deadly sin - the serial appeared in the newspaper with contributions from Patrick Leigh Fermor, Cyril Connolly, Edith Sitwell, Evelyn Waugh, W.H. Auden, Christopher Sykes and Angus Wilson. Item #64644

Gilbert B3, p.518.

Price: £60.00