May 14, 2019 - Sale 2508

Sale 2508 - Lot 124

Price Realized: $ 18,750
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Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000
FLEMING, IAN. Casino Royale. 8vo, publisher's black cloth with red heart stamped on front cover, and red lettering on spine (last two title letters with red stamping mostly gone presumably from adhesive label, now absent but for faint shadow); dust jacket, head and foot of spine panel with short closed tears and some rubbing and with a pale stain running vertically, front flap fold with minor rubbing and short tear at the top edge, faint toning to rear panel, few tiny ink spots to rear flap; top corner neatly clipped from front free endpaper. London: Jonathan Cape, (1953)

Additional Details

first edition, first impression, in unrestored first state dust jacket without Sunday Times review on the inner front flap and retaining printed price "10s. 6d. net" at bottom of each flap. The first James Bond novel. Gilbert A1a (1.1).