• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5964

    Christie's Interiors

    24 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 222

    FLEMING, IAN (1908-1964)

    DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER. LONDON: JONATHAN CAPE, FIRST EDITION 1956

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    FLEMING, IAN (1908-1964)
    Diamonds are Forever. London: Jonathan Cape, FIRST EDITION 1956
    Original black cloth cover, spine lettered in silver, upper cover centred with diamond, pictorial dust jacket with pencil inscription to inside leaf Susan To cheer you up I hope love from "Aunt D", some frayed edges, small tears and foxing
    (119 x 113 mm)


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    The pencil inscription refers to Susan Gurney (née Ionides). Aunt D was Daphne Ionides, grandaughter of the Constantine Ionides whose collection of art was bequeathed to the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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