ian fleming thrilling cities hardcover

Thrilling Cities Dust Jackets

Thrilling Cities is Bond creator Ian Fleming’s collection of travel writing from his 1959 round the world adventure for the Sunday Times. His assignment: “Make a trip of the most exciting cities of the world and describe them in beautiful, beautiful prose — within a month.” It’s his view of thirteen cities he visited in two trips…

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Ian Fleming’s Books: Collecting James Bond First Editions

Adam Blakeney, Senior Specialist in Modern Literature at Peter Harrington, describes why Fleming’s James Bond first editions books have all the qualities of a highly collectible series. http://www.peterharrington.co.uk/blog/2011/04/collecting-james-bond-first-editions/ Incidental Intelligence Established in 1969, Peter Harrington has become one of the leading rare books firms in the world. Adam Blakeney is the Senior Specialist of Modern Literature in the 20th-century…

You Only Live Twice Dust Jacket

You Only Live Twice was published in the UK on 16 March 1964, by Jonathan Cape and cost sixteen shillings. There were 62,000 pre-orders for the book, a significant increase over the 42,000 advance orders for the hardback first edition of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Richard Chopping, cover artist for The Spy Who Loved Me, was engaged for the design. On 17…

The Spy Who Loved Me Dust Jacket

The Spy Who Loved Me was published on 16 April 1962 in the UK as a hardcover edition by publishers Jonathan Cape; it was 221 pages long and cost 15 shillings. Artist Richard Chopping once again undertook the cover art, and raised his fee from the 200 guineas he had charged for Thunderball, to 250 guineas. The artwork included a commando knifewhich was borrowed from…