Item #67758 The Sixth Column. A Singular Tale of Our Times. Peter FLEMING.
The Sixth Column. A Singular Tale of Our Times.

The Sixth Column. A Singular Tale of Our Times.

London: Rupert Hart-Davis 1951. [James Bond Source Book] FIRST EDITION. Publisher's hardback cloth binding in pictorial dust-jacket. An espionage novel which greatly influenced Casino Royale, and in which Peter wrote of Britain's need for a buccaneering hero. With printed dedication; "To My Brother Ian"- the first book to be dedicated to Ian Fleming. A fine copy in near fine jacket with a few tiny nicks. "After the war Peter Fleming returned to writing and produced a novel The Sixth Column, which had its main character a thriller writer who creates a protaganist with marked similarities to Bond... Just six months after Peter published The Sixth Column, Ian set to work on Casino Royale."- Ben MacIntyre; For Your Eyes Only, 2008. The present copy is from the comprehensive archive assembled by Jon Gilbert (pencil signature within). His encyclopaedic guide to the works of Ian Fleming (2012, published by Peter Fleming's daughter Kate Grimond) won the 16th Breslauer Prize for bibliography. Item #67758

See Campbell; Ian Fleming: A Catalogue of a Collection [22]. Gilbert, p. 618.

Price: £95.00

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