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Bloomsbury to auction first edition Fleming novels signed by film cast

30-Jan-2010 • Collecting

14 Ian Fleming first edition novels from his James Bond cannon will go under the hammer on February 18th 2010 at Bloomsbury's Godalming auction house.

The rare books are part of a lot dubbed 'Bibliophile' which includes more than 400 other rare novels, from all time periods and locales.

Estimates on the Fleming items range from £150-£350.

One particularly rare item is a signed copy of "The Man With The Golden Gun" baring inscription from Britt Ekland who played Mary Goodnight in the Roger Moore screen adaptation of Fleming's novel.

237. Fleming (Ian) The Man with the Golden Gun, first edition, signed by Britt Ekland on title, bookseller’s small sticker on front pastedown, original plain boards, dust-jacket, an excellent copy, 8vo, 1965.

Other Fleming items include:

229. Fleming (Ian) Dr No, first edition, signed by Ursula Andress on front free endpaper, original plain boards, a very good copy, 8vo, 1958.

240. Fleming (Ian) Octopussy and The Living Daylights, first edition, signed by Maud Adams & Maryam d’Abo on half-title, original boards, unclipped dust-jacket, very slight dulling and rubbing to spine, otherwise very good, 8vo, 1966.

Bloomsbury headquarters are located in London: Bloomsbury House, 24 Maddox Street, Mayfair, London, W1S

For a complete list of Fleming lots and for more information, visit the Bloomsbury site.

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