London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1956. [Gemstones / mining / Colonial history] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (22 x 15cm), pp.262; [2], blank. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, illustrated dust-jacket. Subtle ownership to free endpaper. A particularly clean, fresh copy in price-clipped jacket. Traveller, journalist and novelist, Hahn was an enormously prolific early Feminist author whose interests spanned every genre. James Bond novelist Ian Fleming reviewed the book for The Sunday Times under the heading 'Girl's Best Friend', at the time he was writing 'The Diamond Smugglers'. From the comprehensive Ian Fleming Bibliographical Archive assembled by Jon Gilbert, with his pencilled note and bookplate. His encyclopaedic guide to the works of Ian Fleming (2012) won the 16th Breslauer Prize for bibliography. Item #64885

Gilbert D9.

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