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    Inscribed First Edition

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

    First edition. Inscribed by Fleming on the front free endpaper, "To the kind lady called Reynolds who was such a help! from Ian Fleming". Octavo. 253 pages.

    Publisher's black cloth with blindstamped front and gilt stamped spine titles. Cloth is lightly rubbed with softly bumped corners. Front endpapers show some foxing and top page edges have just a hint of foxing. Dust jacket has some darkening along edges and spine. Previous owner's name written on rear inner flap. There is a one-eighth-inch tear on the top edge of the jacket at the rear joint. Housed in a beautiful custom clamshell box by The Dragonfly Bindery. The box front reproduces an image of knife and skeletal hand from front panel of jacket in leathers and other materials. A better than very good copy of the ninth Bond novel.


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    October, 2009
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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