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    A Complete Set of the Fourteen True First Editions of Ian Fleming's James Bond Books, One Signed by Fleming

    Ian Fleming. Complete Set of British First Editions of the James Bond Books, including:

    Casino Royale. London: Jonathan Cape, 1953. First issue dust jacket. Some expert restoration at the spine ends and flap fold ends. Small amount of blue staining to rear flap. Near fine.

    Live and Let Die. London: Jonathan Cape, 1954. First issue dust jacket. Bookplate to front pastedown belonging to Bryan J. Forbes, an actor, director and film producer who reportedly had an option on the first Bond film. Minor wear to boards. Some soiling to jacket, with a horizontal crease to the length of the jacket near the bottom. Minimal wear at the corners. Very good.

    Moonraker. London: Jonathan Cape, 1955. First issue, with "t" in "shoot" on page 10. Short gift inscription to the ffep. Some overall darkening to the jacket. Minor bump to the top front corner. Near fine.

    Diamonds Are Forever. London: Jonathan Cape, 1956. Very minor sunning to the spine. Minimal rubbing to panels. Near fine.

    From Russia, With Love. London: Jonathan Cape, 1957. Tiny bookseller's ticket to the bottom of the front pastedown. Tape shadows to the verso of the jacket at the spine ends. Noticeable foxing to the panels of the jacket. Tiny spots to the rear panel. Rubbing and minimal loss at the spine ends and corners. Very good.

    Dr. No. London: Jonathan Cape, 1958. Ownership signature and date on the ffep. Dust jacket price-clipped. Minor edge wear and light rubbing. Very good.

    Goldfinger. London: Jonathan Cape, 1959. Minor dust-soiling to the text edges. Minor edge wear and rubbing to jacket. Tiny nicks, with minimal loss, at spine ends and corners. Near fine.

    For Your Eyes Only. London: Jonathan Cape, 1960. SIGNED by Fleming on the title page. Minor edge wear to book. Dust-soiling to the text edges. Minor damp-staining along the front flap fold, most evident on the verso. A few scattered spots of foxing to the verso of the jacket. A few tiny instances of foxing to the text. Very good.

    Thunderball. London: Jonathan Cape, 1961. A few tiny spots to the text edges. Small area of white soiling to rear board. Price-clipped dust jacket. Short linear abrasion near the top edge of the rear panel. Light wrinkling to jacket spine. Minor wear at the spine ends and corners. Very good.

    The Spy Who Loved Me. London: Jonathan Cape, 1962. First state, with "FLEMING" correct on the title page. Minor shelf wear to the boards. Price-clipped dust jacket, which also stand about four millimeters shorter than the book. Four short blue pencil marks to verso of the jacket. Very good.

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service. London: Jonathan Cape, 1963. Minor shelf wear to boards. Light dust-soiling to text edges. Front corners lightly bumped. Minimal edge wear and rubbing to jacket. Near fine.

    You Only Live Twice. London: Jonathan Cape, 1964. First issue, with "First published 1964" rather than "First published in March 1964" on the copyright page. Short gift inscription on the ffep. Price-clipped dust jacket. Minimal edge wear, with light abrading to a few spots on the panels and spine. Minimal loss at spine ends and corners. Very good.

    The Man With the Golden Gun. London: Jonathan Cape, 1965. Slightly shelf-cocked. Minor dust-soiling to the text edges. Price-clipped dust jacket. Vertical fold to front flap. Minor wear at the spine ends and corners. Very good.

    Octopussy and The Living Daylights. London: Jonathan Cape, 1966. Price-clipped dust jacket. Small spot of abrading at the spine head. Fine, if not price-clipped. Otherwise, very good.


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    Ian Fleming. Complete Set of British First Editions of the James Bond Books, including:

    Casino Royale. London: Jonathan Cape, 1953. First issue dust jacket. Some expert restoration at the spine ends and flap fold ends. Small amount of blue staining to rear flap. Near fine.

    Live and Let Die. London: Jonathan Cape, 1954. First issue dust jacket. Bookplate to front pastedown belonging to Bryan J. Forbes, an actor, director and film producer who reportedly had an option on the first Bond film. Minor wear to boards. Some soiling to jacket, with a horizontal crease to the length of the jacket near the bottom. Minimal wear at the corners. Very good.

    Moonraker. London: Jonathan Cape, 1955. First issue, with "t" in "shoot" on page 10. Short gift inscription to the ffep. Some overall darkening to the jacket. Minor bump to the top front corner. Near fine.

    Diamonds Are Forever. London: Jonathan Cape, 1956. Very minor sunning to the spine. Minimal rubbing to panels. Near fine.

    From Russia, With Love. London: Jonathan Cape, 1957. Tiny bookseller's ticket to the bottom of the front pastedown. Tape shadows to the verso of the jacket at the spine ends. Noticeable foxing to the panels of the jacket. Tiny spots to the rear panel. Rubbing and minimal loss at the spine ends and corners. Very good.

    Dr. No. London: Jonathan Cape, 1958. Ownership signature and date on the ffep. Dust jacket price-clipped. Minor edge wear and light rubbing. Very good.

    Goldfinger. London: Jonathan Cape, 1959. Minor dust-soiling to the text edges. Minor edge wear and rubbing to jacket. Tiny nicks, with minimal loss, at spine ends and corners. Near fine.

    For Your Eyes Only. London: Jonathan Cape, 1960. SIGNED by Fleming on the title page. Minor edge wear to book. Dust-soiling to the text edges. Minor damp-staining along the front flap fold, most evident on the verso. A few scattered spots of foxing to the verso of the jacket. A few tiny instances of foxing to the text. Very good.

    Thunderball. London: Jonathan Cape, 1961. A few tiny spots to the text edges. Small area of white soiling to rear board. Price-clipped dust jacket. Short linear abrasion near the top edge of the rear panel. Light wrinkling to jacket spine. Minor wear at the spine ends and corners. Very good.

    The Spy Who Loved Me. London: Jonathan Cape, 1962. First state, with "FLEMING" correct on the title page. Minor shelf wear to the boards. Price-clipped dust jacket, which also stand about four millimeters shorter than the book. Four short blue pencil marks to verso of the jacket. Very good.

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service. London: Jonathan Cape, 1963. Minor shelf wear to boards. Light dust-soiling to text edges. Front corners lightly bumped. Minimal edge wear and rubbing to jacket. Near fine.

    You Only Live Twice. London: Jonathan Cape, 1964. First issue, with "First published 1964" rather than "First published in March 1964" on the copyright page. Short gift inscription on the ffep. Price-clipped dust jacket. Minimal edge wear, with light abrading to a few spots on the panels and spine. Minimal loss at spine ends and corners. Very good.

    The Man With the Golden Gun. London: Jonathan Cape, 1965. Slightly shelf-cocked. Minor dust-soiling to the text edges. Price-clipped dust jacket. Vertical fold to front flap. Minor wear at the spine ends and corners. Very good.

    Octopussy and The Living Daylights. London: Jonathan Cape, 1966. Price-clipped dust jacket. Small spot of abrading at the spine head. Fine, if not price-clipped. Otherwise, very good.



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