London: Jonathan Cape, 1963. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED LIMITED ISSUE. Octavo (195 x 35mm), pp.288. Colour frontispiece of the author by Charles Amherst Villiers. Signed by Ian Fleming to limitation page marked 'presentation' Publisher's quarter vellum over black cloth with gilt titles to spine, top edge gilt, in original clear plastic wrapper (a little rubbed and scratched). A clean, fine copy with a couple of minor spots to flyleaf, jacket with a shallow loss to head of rear panel. Shows extremely well and is housed in a custom-made leather box, bound in the style of the limited edition book. The limited edition of On Her Majesty's Secret Service comprised 250 numbered copies, plus 35 un-numbered private copies marked 'Presentation'. With a note from the bibliographer stating that the present copy was formerly sold by Lucius Books and is the actual example photographed in Ian Fleming The Bilbliography (Queen Anne Press, 2012). Item #52820
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