Jonathan Cape, 1965. Octavo. Original green wrappers, lettered in black and decorated with white publisher's motif. A near-fine copy, spine creased otherwise in excellent condition for a proof copy. Uncorrected proof copy, Kingsley Amis's first venture into the world of James Bond. He also wrote a light-hearted work The Book of Bond (Jonathan Cape, 1965), and the first post-Fleming 007 continuation novel Colonel Sun (Jonathan Cape, 1968). Receipt for Martin Schøyen loosely inserted. This copy is from the significant Ian Fleming collection of Martin Schøyen (b.1940), with his bookplate. Schøyen's private collection of manuscripts, which span all cultures and all time periods, is one of the largest and most comprehensive of its kind. Item #156012
Book & Magazine Collector No. 1, pages 4-13, Fleming and Bond; Related Titles; The Schøyen Collection No. 230.
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