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First edition 007 novels to be auctioned at Bloomsbury this month

10-Nov-2009 • Collecting

The famous London auction house will be tantalising fans with first edition auctions of author Ian Fleming's original James Bond novels.

The following lots will be sold on 17th November at 1pm at Bloomsbury's London Local: 24 Maddox Street, Mayfair.

374. Fleming (Ian) Casino Royale, first edition , second impression, original boards, an excellent copy, dust-jacket, signed by the jacket artist Kenneth Lewis on inside front flap, price-clipping to same, a little minor spotting, negligible chipping to corner-tips and spine ends, an unusually fine example, preserved in modern morocco-backed drop-back box utilising the jacket’s colour scheme, 8vo, 1953.

est. £2200 – £2800

375. Fleming (Ian) Moonraker, first edition, first impression , issue with ‘shoot’ on p.10, some browning, slighty dulled, small tears to fore-edge of title-page and bottom edges of p.16 & p.115, original boards, dust-jacket, 8vo, 1955.

est. £1000 – £1500

330. Fleming (Ian) Goldfinger, first edition , original boards, dust-jacket, spine slightly browned, rubbed and creased at edges, fraying to corners, 8vo, 1959. (2)

est. £200 – £300

331. Fleming (Ian) Goldfinger, first edition , ink name on front free endpaper, original boards, shelf lean, dust-jacket, worn at corners, small split near head of spine, edge wear, 8vo, 1959.

est. £200 – £300

Visit the Bloomsbury website for a complete list of lots

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