Jun 17, 2021 - Sale 2573

Sale 2573 - Lot 34

Price Realized: $ 4,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(JAMES BOND.) Ian Fleming. Thunderball. Signed and Inscribed, to Penny, by Sean Connery and three other members of the principal cast of the 1965 film adaptation, on the front pastedown and front free endpaper. 8vo, publisher's cloth, minor rubbing; faint scattered foxing throughout; some edge chipping to dust jacket, short closed tears and rubbing to panel folds. Later edition. London: Jonathan Cape, (1964); inscription: [Nassau, Bahamas, 1965]

Additional Details

Sean Connery. "Cheers, Penny / and Thank you" • Claudine Auger. "To my dear Penny / your smile at / Nassau," in French • Adolfo Celi. "Dear Penny, . . . for your sympathy and friendship," in Italian • Rik Van Nutter. "To the / Best of all / Good Pennys / Nassau 1965."
Several scenes were shot on location in Nassau, Bahamas, including the gambling scenes with Bond and Largo on Paradise Island (then called Hog Island); the Junkanoo parade was filmed on Parade Street in downtown Nassau; Thunderball Reef (then called Golden Grotto) is where Bond shows an uninvited guest the point of his speargun; and the spectacular underwater battle was filmed along Clifton Pier.