Item #67764 Variety. Essays Sketches and Stories. Peter FLEMING.
Variety. Essays Sketches and Stories.
Variety. Essays Sketches and Stories.

Variety. Essays Sketches and Stories.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1933. [Journalism/Fiction] SIGNED FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.336. Illustrated. Publisher's hardback cloth binding. With Fleming's pencilled autograph and signature latin 'scripsit' ['He wrote it'] to flyleaf. Contents clean, some light age-related spotting to edges, binding gently handled. Decorative bookseller ticket to rear [French bookstore, Peiping, China]. A very good copy of the author's scarce third book. Articles and short stories, some published in The Spectator and The Bystander. 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 #67764

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

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