Ian Fleming – Thunderball – First UK Edition 1961 – SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Fleming

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Ian Fleming – Thunderball – First UK Edition 1961 – SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Fleming

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£27,500.00

A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1961. Very slight bumping to the boards and a touch of spotting to the top edge otherwise a near fine copy in like dust wrapper. Inscribed by the Author on the front endpaper: “To/ Wing Commander Dobson/ for/ his very kind help!/ from/ Ian Fleming”. Wing Commander Dobson was introduced to Fleming by Joan Saunders who ran the Writers and Speakers Research Agency. In “The Man with the Golden Typewriter” he is mentioned in a letter dated 5th September 1961 from Fleming to Saunders. A superb Association Copy with the – unusual – full use of Ian Fleming’s name. He tended to use more often than not the rather more formal “The Author” or the jocular “Ian” in his inscriptions. Exceptionally rare.

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A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1961. Very slight bumping to the boards and a touch of spotting to the top edge otherwise a near fine copy in like dust wrapper. Inscribed by the Author on the front endpaper: “To/ Wing Commander Dobson/ for/ his very kind help!/ from/ Ian Fleming”. Wing Commander Dobson was introduced to Fleming by Joan Saunders who ran the Writers and Speakers Research Agency. In “The Man with the Golden Typewriter” he is mentioned in a letter dated 5th September 1961 from Fleming to Saunders. A superb Association Copy with the – unusual – full use of Ian Fleming’s name. He tended to use more often than not the rather more formal “The Author” or the jocular “Ian” in his inscriptions. Exceptionally rare.

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