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    Ian Fleming. The Diamond Smugglers - With Inscribed Bookplate. London: Jonathan Cape, [1957].

    First edition. Twelvemo. 160 pages. Jacket design by Denis Piper. Bookplate inscribed by Fleming to Eileen Cond affixed to the front free endpaper.

    Publisher's black cloth binding with white spine titles. Original pictorial dust jacket with price of "12s. 6d. net" still intact. Minimal toning to the textblock edges. Dust jacket has light edge and corner wear, with minor rubbing to the rear panel. Overall, a fine copy.

    Eileen Cond was a devoted book collector who sent out her bookplate to her favorite authors, many of whom signed and returned them to her. This book is one of three titles in this sale with an inscribed bookplate by Fleming pasted in.

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