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    Sale 5822

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including the Works of Charles Dickens

    1 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 263

    FLEMING, Ian (1908-64). On Her Majesty's Secret Service. London: Jonathan Cape, 1963. 8° (188 x 125mm). Half title, coloured frontispiece portrait of the author by Amherst Villiers, title printed in red and black. Original vellum-backed black cloth with white 'ski tracks' on the upper cover, spine lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, original glassine dust-jacket (jacket with small chips on the front panel, and short tears on the back panel).

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    FLEMING, Ian (1908-64). On Her Majesty's Secret Service. London: Jonathan Cape, 1963. 8° (188 x 125mm). Half title, coloured frontispiece portrait of the author by Amherst Villiers, title printed in red and black. Original vellum-backed black cloth with white 'ski tracks' on the upper cover, spine lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, original glassine dust-jacket (jacket with small chips on the front panel, and short tears on the back panel).

    FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 250 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, this one number 132, complete with the rare glassine jacket.


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