London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1973. [Fictional biography] FIRST EDITION. Large octavo (22 x 15cm), pp.; 317; . Publisher's black cloth with red endpapers and red top edge, in glossy dust-wrapper priced at £2.75. No inscriptions. Contents clean, edges slightly dusty, jacket a little edge worn with a snagged tear to the spine. Very good indeed. A first-person biography of the fictional agent James Bond. Although the canonical nature of this book has been debated by Bond fans since its publication, it was officially authorised by Glidrose Publications (Fleming's literary copyright holders). This copy is from the comprehensive collection of Jon Gilbert, who reviewed Pearson's book Ian Fleming The Notes (pencil signature within). His encyclopaedic guide to the works of Ian Fleming (2012) won the 16th Breslauer Prize for bibliography. Item #64888
Gilbert, Jon; Ian Fleming: The Bibliography, pages 610, 649.