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About this Item: London: Queen Anne Press, 2017. Soft cover. Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Black card wrappers, printed paper label. Edition limited to 60 numbered copies signed by the publishers, Ian Fleming's nephews Fergus Fleming (Queen Anne Press) and James Fleming (The Book Collector). Article reprinted from the Spring 2017 special issue of The Book Collector ("Ian Fleming & Book Collecting"), in a handsome edition letterpress-printed in Monotype Fournier by Stan Lane of Gloucester Typesetting. Ian Fleming, himself a significant book collector, ran the Queen Anne Press, first publishers of The Book Collector, from 1951 to 1955, and owned the journal from 1955 until his death. The collector became the collected. Jon Gilbert, a bookseller with Adrian Harrington, is a virtuoso in the arcane world of Ian Fleming collecting. Queen Anne Press published his Ian Fleming: the bibliography in 2012 - a work that ran to three-quarters of a million words ("this book could split floorboards") and won the ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography. He reflects on its compilation and the significance of his victory. Seller Inventory # 20M200213

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About this Item: London: Adrian Harrington Lmited, 2013, 2013. ISBN: 978-0-9576041-0-0. Published April 2013. Numbered hardcover edition, limited to 100 copies. Pp.80. With eight colour plate sections and numerous black and white illustrations within the text. A descriptive catalogue of rare Ian Fleming and James Bond-related material by Fleming bibliographer Jon Gilbert. Bound in publisher's dark green cloth, lettered to the spine and covers in gilt, with coloured endpapers. As new, signed by the author. Seller Inventory # 49676

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About this Item: London: Adrian Harrington Ltd 2013, 2013. ISBN: 978-0-9576041-0-0. Published April 2013. Numbered hardcover edition, limited to 100 copies, this being no.92. Pp.80. With eight colour plate sections and numerous black and white illustrations within the text. A descriptive catalogue of rare Ian Fleming and James Bond-related material by Fleming bibliographer Jon Gilbert. Bound in publisher's dark green cloth, lettered to the spine and covers in gilt, with coloured endpapers. As new, signed by the author. Seller Inventory # 50381

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About this Item: London: Queen Anne Press, 2017, 2017. SIGNED by the author. Royal quarto (33 x 22cm), with black and white illustrations throughout plus four suites of eight colour plates. Set in Albertina type and printed in two colours. Elegantly bound in full green cloth with black endpapers, gilt lettering and ornament. New book, sold at the published RRP of £175. Our price includes global shipping. A comprehensive guide to the work of Ian Fleming by Jon Gilbert, an expert on the literary James Bond, covering everything from the first draft of "Casino Royale" in 1952 to editions still in print today. Published by Queen Anne Press, the imprint once managed by Ian Fleming, the book includes a preface from his nephew Fergus. First published in 2012 and having rapidly sold out, this award-winning bibliography is now back in print; the 2017 edition features some textual revisions and a handsome new binding of 'racing green' cloth, as used for the publisher's limited edition 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'. Seller Inventory # 48011

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About this Item: London: Queen Anne Press, 2017, 2017. SIGNED by the author. Royal quarto (33 x 22cm), with black and white illustrations throughout plus four suites of eight colour plates. Set in Albertina type and printed in two colours. Elegantly bound in full green cloth with black endpapers, gilt lettering and ornament. A comprehensive guide to the work of Ian Fleming by Jon Gilbert, an expert on the literary James Bond, covering everything from the first draft of "Casino Royale" in 1952 to editions still in print today. Published by Queen Anne Press, the imprint once managed by Ian Fleming, the book includes a preface from his nephew Fergus. First published in 2012 and having rapidly sold out, this award-winning bibliography is now back in print; the 2017 edition features some textual revisions and a handsome new binding of 'racing green' cloth, as used for the publisher's limited edition 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'. Seller Inventory # 49651

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About this Item: Queen Anne Press, London, England, 2017. cloth. Fleming, Ian (illustrator). 4to. cloth. 692 pages. Second edition featuring some textual revisions and a handsome new binding of 'racing green' cloth, as used for the publisher's limited edition 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'. Signed by the author on the title page. A comprehensive 736-page guide to the work of Ian Fleming, this bibliography is not only an indispensable source of information for collectors, enthusiasts, libraries and booksellers alike, but an entertaining and informative volume that will appeal to anyone interested in the James Bond phenomenon. Jon Gilbert is the foremost expert on the works of Ian Fleming. He is a renowned bookdealer at rare book experts Adrian Harrington Limited in London and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of Fleming's works. He explains: "Ian Fleming is best known as the creator of James Bond, an icon of 20th century popular culture, but he was also a journalist, publisher, travel writer, motor enthusiast, card player, accomplished golfer and noted bibliophile. Much has been written about Fleming and his legendary creation, but until now there has been no serious bibliographical account of his published work." His research took him to the Jonathan Cape Publishing archive, Eton College Library, the Pan Macmillan archive, Penguin Books Ltd., The Imperial War Museums Fleming Exhibition, the British Library and the Bond Bound display at The Fleming Collection, London. In addition he has been able to interview colleagues, friends and family of Ian Fleming. The Bibliography covers every aspect of Fleming's writing, from the manuscript stage, through typescripts, uncorrected proofs, advance and review copies, first and subsequent impressions, paperback printings, omnibus and collected editions, as well as periodical appearances, comic strip adaptations, and young reader and large print editions published in Britain and America. Apart from the fourteen Bond novels there are sections covering Fleming's non-fiction works, The Diamond Smugglers and Thrilling Cities, his book for children Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang, as well as his more obscure articles, essays and contributions. Each main entry includes an engaging narrative on the conception, editorial process and marketing of the book, complemented by a full list of sources. Biographical notes of many of Fleming's friends and colleagues are provided, along with a chronology of the author's life. Winner of the 16th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography. Seller Inventory # 131560

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About this Item: London: Queen Anne Press, 2017, 2017. Royal quarto, with black and white illustrations throughout plus four suites of eight colour plates. Set in Albertina type and printed in two colours. Elegantly bound in full green cloth with black endpapers, gilt lettering and ornament. SIGNED by the author. Supplied with a felt lined custom slipcase in black cloth with the Fleming crest in gilt. New book, sold at the published RRP of £175, plus bespoke slipcase at £35 and global shipping. A comprehensive guide to the work of Ian Fleming by Jon Gilbert, an expert on the literary James Bond, covering everything from the first draft of "Casino Royale" in 1952 to editions still in print today. Published by Queen Anne Press, the imprint once managed by Ian Fleming, the book includes a preface from his nephew Fergus. First published in 2012 and having rapidly sold out, this award-winning bibliography is now back in print; the 2017 edition features some textual revisions and a handsome new binding of 'racing green' cloth, as used for the publisher's limited edition 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'. Seller Inventory # 48178

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About this Item: London: Queen Anne Press, 2012, 2012. Deluxe edition, one of 250 copies SIGNED by the author in blue ink to limitation page at rear. Royal quarto (33 x 24cm), pp.x; 692 [2]. With black and white illustrations throughout plus four suites of eight colour plates. Set in Albertina type and printed in two colours. Handsomely bound in quarter vellum over black boards with gilt ornament, scarlet endpapers and top edge gilt - inspired by Fleming's own design for a limited edition of 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' (Cape, 1963). Housed in a black cloth slip-case, lined in red suede, gilt-stamped with the arms of the Fleming family. Seller Inventory # 50029

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About this Item: Queen Anne Press, UK, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition / Limited Edition. The SIGNED deluxe edition. Quarter white paper spine over black paper boards.Top edge gilt. Gilt titles and design on the front board and spine. One of 250 numbered copies SIGNED by Jon Gilbert - this being copy number 83. A Fine copy in its glassine dust jacket. Housed in a black cloth slipcase with gilt front board design after an original idea of Ian Fleming's for a limited edition of On Her Majesty's Secret Service. The slipcase is insignificantly dusty at the edges. Please note that this is a very heavy book and postage will be considerably more than that quoted by ABE. Paypal accepted. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 006617

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He will never be confused with Shakespeare. “Serious” literature was not the calling card of Ian Fleming. Excitement and intrigue? That is another story. While a few other books emerged from his pen, it is his tales of British spy James Bond that will forever be linked to Ian Fleming. The fictional British Secret Service Agent lived a dangerous yet charmed life, somehow surviving all odds to conquer the villain, and, in another sense, conquer the girl. Kudos, Bond, James Bond.

Ian Fleming didn't even begin writing novels until almost the last decade of his life, and he was not an overnight success. Nonetheless, he is one of the most collectible of writers to come along since the middle of the 20th century. His popularity far outpaces his brief career.

Fleming's career as a novelist began in 1952 with the publication of the first Bond book, CasinoRoyale. From then on, he produced one new Bond novel every year. His life would be over just 12 years and 12 books later with his death in 1964. CasinoRoyale quickly went through three editions in his home country of England, but it took awhile for him to find an American publisher. Even then, the book was not an immediate success. However, Fleming kept on churning out Bond books and somewhere along the way, his spy adventures caught readers' eyes. One who put a Fleming novel on his reading list was President John Kennedy, and if ever there was an imprimatur of cool in the early 1960s, it was being associated with Kennedy. Fleming's popularity grew. Finally, it would be the conversion of his books to film that would really make Bond (and Sean Connery) household names. Dr.No was the first of his novels to become a full length movie, and while more popular film adaptations of his work would come after his death, this one would launch the Bond character into the stratosphere of popularity.

Sadly for Fleming, he never had much opportunity to enjoy his great success. Before his first movie hit the screens, he suffered a heart attack, which slowed him down, and a second heart attack three years later in 1964 finished him off. Two more Bond books were published after his death, and the success of the films based on his work skyrocketed after he departed, continuing for decades as new actors came in to reprise the lead roll.

Oh... in his final years Fleming added a children's book to his repertoire, and it, too, became a very popular film – ChittyChittyBangBang.

Twelve novels, two Bond short story collections, two nonfiction works and a children's book, plus a few miscellaneous items may not sound like the basis of a huge bibliography, but Bond never did play by the rules. The Queen Anne Press has just launched a 750-page bibliography of the work of Ian Fleming. It is written by Jon Gilbert, renown expert on the works of Fleming, who has worked at Adrian Harrington Ltd. since 1990. Gilbert explains, “Ian Fleming is best known as the creator of James Bond, an icon of 20th century popular culture, but he was also a journalist, publisher, travel writer, motor enthusiast, card player, accomplished golfer and noted bibliophile. Much has been written about Fleming and his legendary creation, but until now there has been no serious bibliographical account of his published work.”

Gilbert's research took him to the archives of Jonathan Cape Publishing (his first and regular British publisher), Macmillan and Penguin Books. He also went through collections at the British Library and various other locations, as well as interviewing family and friends of Fleming. The result is that this goes beyond being just a bibliography but is an insight into the writer's career. According to his nephew, Fergus Fleming, “The result of four years’ intensive research, Jon’s book is a welcome reminder of just how important Ian Fleming’s works are and how deeply they have influenced so many people.”

The publisher's description states, “The bibliography covers every aspect of Fleming’s writing, from the manuscript stage, through typescripts, uncorrected proofs, advance and review copies, first and subsequent impressions, paperback printings, omnibus and collected editions, as well as periodical appearances, comic strip adaptations, young reader and large print editions published in Britain and America.” It includes over 1,000 illustrations.

Now, you might wonder why such a comprehensive bibliography of a relatively recent writer whose books sold in large numbers is necessary. This does not sound like a formula for collectibility. Guess again. Fleming has become one of the most collectible of modern writers. A look at the AE Database of auction records reveals that 170 Fleming items, mostly books, have sold for over $5,000 since 1989. Just over half of these – 87 – sold for over $10,000. Last year, Fleming entered AE's Top 500 auction prices with a copy of Goldfinger, which sold for $68,500. The highest price paid at auction for a Fleming work came in 2004 when a copy of Moonraker inscribed to Raymond Chandler went for $102,000. Naturally, none of these figures includes books sold privately by dealers. The prices Fleming commands explains why anyone who collects or deals in books by him needs an extensive bibliography of his work.

IanFleming:TheBibliography is available from Adrian Harrington Ltd., email rare@harringtonbooks.co.uk, or through the Queen Anne Press website www.queenannepress.com. There is both a standard and limited edition vellum bound version available.

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