Nov 14, 2017 - Sale 2462

Sale 2462 - Lot 130

Price Realized: $ 30,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 25,000 - $ 30,000
FLEMING, IAN. The Centenary Edition of the Works of Ian Fleming. 18 volumes. 8vo, each volume in special pictorial bindings by Shepherds, Sangorski & Sutcliffe in dark blue morocco gilt onlaid with various colored designs, each volume according to theme (Casino Royale with playing cards, From Russia With Love with design of Moscow, On Her Majesty's Secret Service with Alpine ski resort etc), all edges gilt, handmade watermarked endpapers, the text designed and typeset by Libanus Press; each volume in specially made blue cloth slipcase lettered in gilt, cloth lifting slightly on two, the set preserved in black cloth presentation box with Ian Fleming's crest in gilt on the lid. London: Queen Anne Press, 2008

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the deluxe centenary edition, magnificently bound, one of 26 lettered sets, this copy J, of the James Bond novels and books of short stories together with his travel and other writings (some previously unpublished), and his children's novel Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang. "The definitive edition of the works of Ian Fleming ... no such edition had been published before" (Gilbert). A fine set, celebrating the centenary of the birth of Ian Fleming.