London: Century, 1973. [Fictional biography] FIRST CENTURY EDITION. Large octavo (24 x 16cm), pp.; 339; , blank. Publisher's black cloth in photographic dust-wrapper priced at £18.99. A fine copy. Attractive hardcover reissue of this first-person biography of the fictional agent James Bond, first published in 1973. 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 (bookplate within). His encyclopaedic guide to the works of Ian Fleming (2012) won the 16th Breslauer Prize for bibliography. Item #64951
Gilbert, Jon; Ian Fleming: The Bibliography, pages 610, 649.