James Bond [and] Mary Wickham – The Field Guide to the Birds of the West Indies – SIGNED by James Bond [with] How 007 Got His Name – SIGNED

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James Bond [and] Mary Wickham – The Field Guide to the Birds of the West Indies – SIGNED by James Bond [with] How 007 Got His Name – SIGNED

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£8,750.00

A pair of books, comprising: James Bond – A Field Guide to Birds of the West Indies – Macmillan 1947. SIGNED BY JAMES BOND directly on title page without dedication. A very good book in original full brown cloth, map endpapers, 257 pages, illustrated. In very good dust wrapper with wear, chipping, and short closed tear to the front panel. Mary Wickham Bond – How 007 Got His Names – A near fine book SIGNED and inscribed on the front endpaper by Bond, ‘To Essie/from her long-lost/”Squidge’/alias/Mary Wickham Bond/July 26 1966/The Stafford/London. In near fine unclipped wrapper, a trifle rubbed to corners Bond was an American ornithologist, specialising in birds of the Caribbean and while living in Jamaica, met and befriended Ian Fleming, who was also an avid bird watcher. Fleming liked and decided James Bond was the name he had been searching for and used Bond’s name for the protagonist of his first novel Casino Royale and the subsequent secret service series featuring James Bond.

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A pair of books, comprising: James Bond – A Field Guide to Birds of the West Indies – Macmillan 1947. SIGNED BY JAMES BOND directly on title page without dedication. A very good book in original full brown cloth, map endpapers, 257 pages, illustrated. In very good dust wrapper with wear, chipping, and short closed tear to the front panel. Mary Wickham Bond – How 007 Got His Names – A near fine book SIGNED and inscribed on the front endpaper by Bond, ‘To Essie/from her long-lost/”Squidge’/alias/Mary Wickham Bond/July 26 1966/The Stafford/London. In near fine unclipped wrapper, a trifle rubbed to corners Bond was an American ornithologist, specialising in birds of the Caribbean and while living in Jamaica, met and befriended Ian Fleming, who was also an avid bird watcher. Fleming liked and decided James Bond was the name he had been searching for and used Bond’s name for the protagonist of his first novel Casino Royale and the subsequent secret service series featuring James Bond.