FLEMING Ian (1958.)
£1250.00 [First Edition]
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First edition, second state. 8vo. Original cloth, with 'Honeychile' silhouette on the upper cover, spine lettered in silver, pictorial dust jacket by Pat Marriott. London, Jonathan Cape.
The sixth Bond novel, and the first to be made into a feature film. Kingsley Amis, a keen student of the Bond novels, praised this book for 'its unrelaxed tension, its terrifying house of evil, and the savage beauty of its main setting on a Caribbean island, a locale which Fleming made a part of himself and which always excited his pen to produce some of his best writing'.
The dust jacket with some subtle and likely professional repairs to spine and front panel, a little browning to the back panel, otherwise a very good copy. Jon Gilbert, Ian Fleming the Bibliography. A6a. (1.3).
Stock Code: 234297