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Ian Fleming Tribute In Fine Books Collections

By: Anders Frejdh
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The Spring issue of Fine Books and Collections is out featuring an article on The Birth of Bond (Ian Fleming's Casino Royale at 60), just in time for the festivities for the 60th anniversary of the Literary James Bond at University of Illinois.

In 1952, Ian Fleming started to write his first James Bond novel, Casino Royale (first published on April 13, 1953), and told a friend:

"I am going to write the spy story to end all spy stories."

The rest, as they say, is history . . .

Thanks to our friend Mike VanBlaricum, president of The Ian Fleming Foundation, for the alert.

About Fine Books & Collections:
Fine Books & Collections is a printed quarterly magazine and a website that supports antiquarian booksellers and collectors. It is regarded as the premier source for news and information for collectors, and the site also delves into fine maps, ephemera, manuscripts, prints, arts, museums and libraries.

Other events for the 60th Anniversary of the literary 007 featured on From Sweden with Love:
>New edition of Ian Fleming's "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car" (March 12, 2013)
>New edition of Ian Fleming's "The Diamond Smugglers" (April 4, 2013)
>New edition of Ian Fleming's "Thrilling Cities" (April 4, 2013)
>The Birth of Bond: Ian Fleming's Casino Royale at 60 (April 12-July 12, 2013)
>Casino Royale: 60th anniversary (April 13, 2013)
>Publication of a new James Bond novel by William Boyd (September 26, 2013)
>Publication of "The James Bond Omnibus: Volume 5" (November 22, 2013)

Photo above:
The Spring issue of Fine Books and Collections. © 2013 OP Media, LLC.

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