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    Inscribed by Fleming on a Bookplate

    Ian Fleming. The Diamond Smugglers. London: Jonathan Cape, [1957]. First edition. Twelvemo. 160 pages. Jacket design by Denis Piper. Bookplate inscribed and signed by Fleming to Eileen Cond affixed to the front free endpaper. Publisher's black cloth binding with white spine titles. Original pictorial dust jacket. Minimal toning to the textblock edges. Dust jacket has light edge and corner wear, with minor rubbing to the rear panel. Overall, a near fine copy. Housed in a custom black half-leather box. 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. Campbell 31.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2013
    10th Wednesday
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