Maxwell Knight – Talking Birds – First UK Edition 1961

Maxwell Knight – Talking Birds – First UK Edition 1961

Maxwell Knight Talking Birds First Edition

Maxwell Knight – Talking Birds – First UK Edition 1961

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A first edition, first printing published by Bell in 1961. A near fine book without inscriptions in a near fine unclipped wrapper with a little rubbing here and there and some wear to the extremities. A superb example of this book. Maxwell Knight was the basis for Ian Fleming’s ‘M’. The illustrations in the book were produced by David Cornwell. At the time, Cornwell (John Le Carre) was working as an illustrator and sweating on the reception of his first novel, ‘Call For The Dead’ – he didn’t illustrate too long after…

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A first edition, first printing published by Bell in 1961. A near fine book without inscriptions in a near fine unclipped wrapper with a little rubbing here and there and some wear to the extremities. A superb example of this book. Maxwell Knight was the basis for Ian Fleming’s ‘M’. The illustrations in the book were produced by David Cornwell. At the time, Cornwell (John Le Carre) was working as an illustrator and sweating on the reception of his first novel, ‘Call For The Dead’ – he didn’t illustrate too long after…

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