Inscribed by Fleming to a Family MemberIan Fleming. On Her Majesty's Secret Service. London: Jonathan Cape, .
First edition. Inscribed by Fleming on the front free endpaper, "To Kay with all my love from Ian". Octavo. 288 pages.
Publisher's black cloth with white-stamped design on front and silver stamped titles on spine. Slightly leaning spine with moderate rubbing to the extremities. Small bump on fore-edge of rear board. Some soiling from thumbing along fore-edge. Dust jacket has mild toning and rubbing with modest soiling to rear panel. Housed in a custom clamshell box. A very good copy.
The recipient was purportedly Fleming's aunt (his mother's sister), Mrs. Kathleen St. Croix Rose, making this copy a scarce and desirable family association.
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