Jonathan Cape, Publisher.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1971. [Literary Biography] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (23 x 15cm), pp.351; [1]. Publisher's brown cloth hardcovers elegantly blocked in gilt, black title label to spine, ochre endpapers, top edge black. Typographic dust-wrapper designed by Hans Tisdall priced at £3.75 net. One of an unspecified number of publisher's in-house presentation copies, with a printed commemorative label affixed to the flyleaf. This copy was presented to Alan Ross, who reviewed the book favourably. With a 14-line hand-written note to Ross from Howard on a postcard, dated 2nd January 1971. Together with two contemporary news-clippings of reviews kept by Ross. With much content on Ian Fleming and his relationship with 'The Factory' at 30 Bedford Square, this was written by Cape's chairman, who was also a close friend and editor to the creator of James Bond. Editor Alan Ross ran The London Magazine which published one of the earliest 007 pastiches, Bond Strikes Camp. A fine association between two publishing heavyweights. Item #64938

Gilbert, Jon: Ian Fleming The Bibliography pp.600, 645. Formerly sold by Bertram Rota.

Price: £180.00

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