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Ian Fleming first editions up for auction this month

18-Jan-2010 • Collecting

Four first edition James Bond novels by Ian Fleming will be up for auction by Bloomsbury on Thursday 28th January 2010.

The 007 lots are part of the 'English & Continental Printed Books, Modern First Editions' sale held in London, UK.

Dr. No
Fleming (Ian) Dr No, first edition, tape burns to free endpapers, original second state boards with silhouette, dust-jacket, crudely price-clipped, rubbed at corners, very small closed tear to head of upper panel, otherwise very good, 8vo, 1958.
Lot 370
Estimate: £350 – £450

Thunderball
Fleming (Ian) Thunderball, first edition, original boards, dust-jacket, a fine example with none of the usual browning, 8vo, 1961.
Lot 372
Estimate: £300 – £400

You Only Live Twice
Fleming (Ian) You Only Live Twice, first edition, first state, ink number on verso of title, tape marks, sticker and biro mark on endpapers, original boards, dust-jacket, small sticker on foot of spine, otherwise very good, 1964; and a price-clipped copy of Octopussy, 8vo (2)
Lot 373
Estimate: £120 – £180

Octopussy and The Living Daylights
Fleming (Ian) Octopussy and The Living Daylights, first edition, original boards, dust-jacket, not clipped but with publisher’s price-sticker, a fine copy, 8vo, 1966.
Lot 376
Estimate: £80 – £120

Visit the Bloomsbury Auctions website for further information.

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