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Conrad’s first collaboration with Ford Maddox Ford and his first foray into the world of quasi science fiction. This is the only copy we have encountered in a dustwrapper and is, so far as we have been able to ascertain, the earliest known example of a Conrad first edition to retain its jacket. £30,000
FLEMING’S CORRECTED TYPESCRIPT 30. FLEMING, Ian THE FINAL REVISED TYPESCRIPT OF DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER with Fleming’s autograph revi - sions throughout. 1955-6. Ian Fleming’s revised typescript of Diamonds are Forever, heavily revised by the author with numerous autograph addi - tions, revealing Fleming’s working practices as he honed the fourth Bond novel into its final shape. Original manuscripts and typescripts of Fleming’s major works are extremely rare on the market, this being one of only three full typescripts known in private hands, the other two The Man With The Golden Gun and You Only Live Twice , both containing significantly fewer authorial annotations. £350,000
THE FIRST JAMES BOND NOVEL 29. FLEMING, Ian CASINO ROYALE Cape, 1953.
First edition. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. The author’s first book and the first appearance of James Bond, who has had a greater impact on society and popular culture than any other fictional character since Sherlock Holmes. £45,000
A PRISTINE COPY 31. FLEMING, Ian FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE Cape, 1957 . First edition. A fine copy with just a couple of tiny spots to the page edg -
es, in a superb, fine dustwrap - per, perfectly clean and crisp. A virtually flawless copy. £17,500
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