Item #67760 Goodbye to the Bombay Bowler. Peter FLEMING.

Goodbye to the Bombay Bowler.

London: Rupert Hart-Davis 1961. [Journalism] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (21 x 13cm), pp.168. Publisher's hardback cloth binding in pictorial dust-jacket priced 15s. A particularly fine copy in jacket, very lightly toned to spine. Articles written for The Spectator by regular columnist Fleming ('Strix'). Lt.Col. Robert Peter Fleming OBE was a British adventurer and travel writer, brother of novelist Ian Fleming, and unofficial editor of his James Bond books. He has often been cited as a model for the debonair secret service agent created by his brother. 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 #67760

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

Price: £65.00

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