Item #67223 Goldfinger. Ian Lancaster FLEMING.
Goldfinger.
Goldfinger.
Goldfinger.
Goldfinger.

Goldfinger.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1959. [Spy thriller] FIRST EDITION, Second impression. An association copy, formerly belonging to Sefton Delmer, a fellow intelligence agent, journalist colleague and close friend of Ian Fleming. Delmer bookplate (Valley Farm) to pastedown and auction lot slip tucked in [sold through Bonhams, 2009]. Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.318. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with 'skull' design stamped to upper, pictorial dust-wrapper designed by Richard Chopping, priced at 15s. A used copy with some dustiness and toning. Wrapper is worn, with some chips and tears, soiling to rear. Very good. The young reporters Delmer and Fleming met in Moscow in the 'thirties and they would soon work closely together in Naval Intelligence. After the war, they took similar career paths, with Delmer becoming Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for the Daily Express and Fleming joining The Sunday Times as their Foreign Manager. In a typed statement, Sefton Delmer records "He [Fleming] was the godfather of my son. 'Call him Felix' he had said, 'there are too many Felix's in this world'. And he followed his own advice by creating an American partner for James Bond called Felix Leiter" [source: Ian Fleming Bibliographical Archive]. Item #67223

Gilbert, Jon. Ian Fleming The Bibliography, A7a (2). 'Notable copies' p.238.

Price: £795.00

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