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ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE by  Ian: FLEMING - Signed First Edition - from Lucius Books (SKU: 15667)

ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE

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ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE

by FLEMING, Ian:

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  • First
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About This Item

London: Jonathan Cape. 1963. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's original black cloth with white ski track design to upper board, titles in gilt to the spine, in the Richard Chopping illustrated dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the binding square and firm with a little bumping at the spine tips. The contents with a few spots of foxing to the top edge of the text block are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper which is a little toned to the spine and rear panel. Not price-clipped (16s net to the front flap). Housed in a bespoke quarter black morocco solander case. Inscribed by the author in blue ink on the front free endpaper "To Aubrey / who wrote some of it! / From Ian". Provenance: Aubrey Forshaw, Managing Director of Pan Books, publisher of the James Bond novels in paperback and Ian Fleming's expert for technical information concerning James Bond's cars. It was in this respect that he was asked by Fleming to read the proof of On Her Majesty's Secret Service and correct any errors. Forshaw duly obliged, making corrections in several places and returning the proof to the publisher. All of his emendations were adopted to the first edition text, hence the wonderful presentation inscription to his friend and collaborator. An outstanding association copy of the tenth James Bond novel. (Gilbert A11a). Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

Synopsis

A Lancia Spyder with its hood down tore past him, cut in cheekily across his bonnet and pulled away, the sexy boom of its twin exhausts echoing back at him. It was a girl driving, a girl with a shocking pink scarf tied round her hair. And if there was one thing that set James Bond really moving, it was being passed at speed by a pretty girl. When Bond rescues a beautiful, reckless girl from self-destruction, he finds himself with a lead on one of the most dangerous men in the world—Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the head of SPECTRE. In the snow-bound fastness of his Alpine base, Blofeld is conducting research that could threaten the safety of the world. To thwart the evil genius, Bond must get himself and the vital information he has gathered out of the base and keep away from SPECTRE's agents.

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Details

Bookseller
Lucius Books GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
15667
Title
ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE
Author
FLEMING, Ian:
Book condition
Used
Edition
First edition, first printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
London: Jonathan Cape. 1963

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About Lucius Books

Our shop is located in central York within a stones throw of the historic Micklegate Bar and walls. We are open seven days a week and carry a high quality stock specialising in but not limited to first editions, signed copies, bound sets and childrens / illustrated books and original art. Our opening times are 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sundays.Lucius Books is proud to be a full member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) trade associations. If you are unable to make it to the shop then our stock is available to view on our website at www.luciusbooks.com

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Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [More]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also... [More]
First Edition
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Association copy
An association copy is a copy of a book which has been signed and inscribed by the author for a personal friend, colleague, or... [More]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
dustwrapper
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text block
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inscribed
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