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    With a Humorous Inscription by Fleming

    Ian Fleming. Thunderball. London: Jonathan Cape, [1961].

    First edition. Inscribed by Fleming on the front free endpaper, "To Leonard - These thunderballs from Ian." Octavo. 253 pages.

    Publisher's black cloth with blind-stamped front and gilt-stamped spine titles. Modestly rubbed spine ends with the faintest soiling to page edges. A few tiny bumps along bottom edge of front board. Crisp dust jacket with faintly darkened spine. Housed in a beautiful custom clamshell box with an interpretation of the skeleton hand with knife through it, from the jacket, on front. A fine copy of the ninth James Bond novel.

    The recipient was purportedly Fleming's close friend and editor of the London Sunday Times, Leonard Russell.


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