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    Ian Fleming Typed Letter Signed at the close "Yours ever Ian". One page, 7.5" x 9.5", Kemsley House letterhead, London, June 30, 1952, to Nicolas Bentley. Fleming who at the time was working for the Kemsley chain of newspapers, writes, in part: "Dear Nicholas [sic] I gather from Mr. Neville that your contract with us ends today and he has asked me to write you about the future. The suggestion now is that we pay you a straight five guineas per ordered picture, Sometimes, as at present, there will be six ordered pictures a week while at others there nay be no more than one or two..." Nicolas Bentley was a very popular British author and illustration artist. He is possibly best known for his drawings used to illustrate T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (on which the musical Cats is based). It would be the very next year after writing this letter that Fleming would publish his first James Bond book Casino Royale". This letter, in very fine condition, is double matted with a Horst Tappe photo and framed to an overall size of 19.5" x 15.5". Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
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