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Ian Fleming First Editions Auction

By: FSWL team
Published:
2010-05-12
Ian fleming first edition auction
Bloomsbury Auctions Modern First Editions to be sold by auction in London on Thursday 13th May 1.00pm.

There are 366 lots in the sale, including first editions of the following Ian Fleming James Bond novels:
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188. Amis (Kingsley) The James Bond Dossier, 1965; “Robert Markham”. Colonel Sun, 1968 § Gardner (John) For Special Services, 1982; Nobody Lives Forever, 1986, first editions, original boards, dust-jacket, very good copies, 8vo (4)

Estimate: £150 – £200
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220. Fleming (Ian) Diamonds are Forever, first edition, original boards, dust-jacket, rubbed at edges, some restoration to spine ends and corners, 8vo, 1953.

Estimate: £500 – £700
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221. Fleming (Ian) Live and Let Die, first edition, new endpapers, original boards, 8vo, 1954.

Estimate: £400 – £600
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222. Fleming (Ian) Moonraker, first edition, signed and inscribed by jacket artist Kenneth Lewis on front free endpaper, original boards, dust-jacket, spine slightly dulled and with some skilful restoration, subtle repairs to edges, overall a very good copy, 8vo, 1955.

Estimate: £1200 – £1800

Inscribed “Kenneth Lewis / artist to the author”.
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223. Fleming (Ian) Moonraker, 1955; Diamonds are Forever, 1956; From Russia, With Love, 1957; Dr No, second state boards with silhouette, 1958; Goldfinger, 1959; For Your Eyes Only, 1960; Thunderball, 1961; You Only Live Twice, second issue with ‘March 1964’ on © page, 1964; Octopussy and The Living Daylights, 1966, first editions, original boards, fine copies, no dust-jackets, 8vo (9)

Estimate: £400 – £600
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224. Fleming (Ian) Casino Royale, 1955; The Spy Who Loved Me, 1967; You Only Live Twice, 1965; The Man with the Golden Gun, 1966, first Pan paperback editions, some browning, original pictorial wrappers, minor rubbing, 8vo (4)

Estimate: £150 – £200
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225. Fleming (Ian) Moonraker, ownership inscription on half-title, small chip to title and fore-corner, slightly worn at spine, 1956; Diamonds are Forever, worn at foot of spine, 1958; Goldfinger, 1961, first paperback editions, browning, original pictorial wrappers, 8vo, Pan (3)

Estimate: £150 – £200

Moonraker is one of the scarcer Bond paperbacks.
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226. Fleming (Ian) The Man with the Golden Gun, dust-jacket, 1965; On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, lacking front free endpaper, ink inscription on rear endpaper, dust-jacket, a couple of short splits top joints, head of spine creased, 1963, first editions, both dust-jackets slightly soiled and chipped, 8vo (2)

Estimate: £75 – £100
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227. Fleming (Ian) From Russia, With Love, first edition, signed on title by Martine Beswick and Mollie Peters, original boards, near fine, dust-jacket, some near-invisible restoration to spine edges and corner tips, in appearance an unusually good example, 8vo, 1957.

Estimate: £450 – £650

Martine Beswick played Zora in the film version of From Russia, with Love and Paula Caplan, with Mollie Peters as Patricia Fearing, in Thunderball.
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228. Fleming (Ian) From Russia, with Love, first edition, original boards, dust-jacket, some staining to spine and lower panel, rubbed at extremities, torn with some loss to fore-corners, 8vo, 1957.

Estimate: £200 – £300
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229. Fleming (Ian) Dr No, first edition, original first state plain boards, dust-jacket by Pat Marriott, spine slightly darkened with 2 small scratches, rubbed at extreme corner-tips, otherwise very good, 8vo, 1958.

Estimate: £400 – £600
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230. Fleming (Ian) Goldfinger, first edition, original boards, dust-jacket, slight rubbing to corner tips, but overall an excellent copy, with no browning, 8vo, 1959.

Estimate: £700 – £900
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231. Fleming (Ian) Goldfinger, first edition, original boards, dust-jacket, rubbed at edges, small closed tears and fraying at spine ends, 8vo, 1959.

Estimate: £300 – £400
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232. Fleming (Ian) For Your Eyes Only, first edition, original boards, dust-jacket, some rubbing and creasing with restoration, 8vo, 1960.

Estimate: £180 – £220
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233. Fleming (Ian) Thunderball, first edition, original boards, dust-jacket, a fine copy, 8vo, 1961.

Estimate: £250 – £350
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234. Fleming (Ian) Thunderball, first edition, original boards, dust-jacket, rubbed at corner tips, otherwise a very good example, 8vo, 1961.

Estimate: £200 – £300
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235. Fleming (Ian) The Spy Who Loved Me, first edition, original boards, dust-jacket, an excellent copy, 8vo, 1962.

Estimate: £200 – £300
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236. Fleming (Ian) The Spy Who Loved Me, first edition, original boards, dust-jacket, slight rubbing, worn at extreme corner tips, otherwise very good, 8vo, 1962.

Estimate: £180 – £220
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237. Fleming (Ian) On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, first edition, signed inscription from Diana Rigg on title, with further inscription from Desmond Llewelyn (Q), Art Director Syd Cain, actors Zoë Wanamaker & Richard Wilson, plus another, on blank ff., original boards, dust-jacket, a fine copy, 1963; with 2 reprint paperback editions of the same, 8vo (3)

Estimate: £300 – £400
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238. Fleming (Ian) On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, first edition, original boards, dust-jacket, a fine copy, 8vo, 1963.

Estimate: £180 – £220
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239. Fleming (Ian) On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, first edition, original boards, dust-jacket, an excellent copy, 8vo, 1963.

Estimate: £180 – £220
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240. Fleming (Ian) On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, first edition, original boards, dust-jacket, slight sunning to spine, otherwise near fine copy, 8vo, 1963.

Estimate: £150 – £200
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241. Fleming (Ian) On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, browning visible on lower panel and spine of jacket, 1963; Octopussy and The Living Daylights, jacket unclipped, a fine copy, 1966, first editions, original boards, dust-jackets, 8vo (2)

Estimate: £150 – £200
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242. Fleming (Ian) On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, first edition, original boards, slight shelf-lean otherwise fine, dust-jacket, some chipping and browning, small closed tear near head of spine, 8vo, 1963.

Estimate: £100 – £150
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243. Fleming (Ian) You Only Live Twice, first edition, first issue, original boards, dust-jacket, a fine copy, 8vo, 1964.

Estimate: £200 – £300
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244. Fleming (Ian) You Only Live Twice, first editon, first issue, original boards, dust-jacket, an excellent copy, 8vo, 1964.

Estimate: £200 – £300
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245. Fleming (Ian) You Only Live Twice, first edition, second issue, ink inscription and stamp on front free endpaper, original boards, dust-jacket, tear and chip near head of spine, 1964; and a first of The Man with the Golden Gun, 8vo (2)

Estimate: £200 – £250
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246. Fleming (Ian) You Only Live Twice, first edition, first issue, original boards, dust-jacket, a fine copy, 8vo, 1964.

Estimate: £180 – £220
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247. Fleming (Ian) You Only Live Twice, first edition, first issue, original boards, dust-jacket, spine slightly browned with light discolouration to foot of spine, 8vo, 1964.

Estimate: £180 – £220
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248. Fleming (Ian) The Man with the Golden Gun, first edition, original second state plain boards, dust-jacket, a fine copy, 8vo, 1965.

Estimate: £200 – £300
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249. Fleming (Ian) The Man with the Golden Gun, uncorrected proof copy, original wrappers with repeated publisher’s logo, slight shelf-lean, rubbed at spine edges, otherwise very good, 8vo, 1965.

Estimate: £180 – £220
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250. Fleming (Ian) The Man with the Golden Gun, first edition, original plain boards, dust-jacket, small closed tear to head of upper panel, otherwise fine, 8vo, 1965.

Estimate: £180 – £220
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251. Fleming (Ian) The Man with the Golden Gun, first edition, original first state plain boards, dust-jacket, spine slightly browned, 1 corner-tip worn, otherwise very good, 8vo, 1965.

Estimate: £180 – £220
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252. Fleming (Ian) The Man with the Golden Gun, first edition, original plain second state boards, dust-jacket, an excellent copy, 8vo, 1965.

Estimate: £180 – £220
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253. Fleming (Ian) Octopussy and The Living Daylights, first edition, original boards, dust-jacket, unclipped, 1966; and 8 others, Bond reprints, including third impressions of Diamonds are Forever, Goldfinger and Dr No, 8vo (9)

Estimate: £120 – £180
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254. Fleming (Ian) Octopussy and The Living Daylights, first edition, original boards, dust-jacket, unclipped, 8vo, 1966.

Estimate: £80 – £120
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255. Fleming (Ian) Octopussy and The Living Daylights, first edition, original boards, dust-jacket, unclipped but with sticker removal mark over price, overall fine, 8vo, 1966.

Estimate: £80 – £120
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256. 63 James Bond promotional postcards, all signed by cast or crew from the films, including Roger Moore, Christopher Lee, Judy Dench & Samantha Bond, v.d.; plus a few other signed postcards, including one of Woody Allen, v.s. (1 ring-binder)

Estimate: £200 – £300
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