London, Longmans and Co. 1963. Quarto. Publisher's red cloth in jacket. Contains the first appearance of the James Bond story 'The Property of a Lady', by Ian Fleming. This did then not appear in book form until it was included in the first paperback edition of Octopussy, (1967). Was not contained within the first edition Octopussy & The Living Daylights (1966). The screen version of Octopussy, starring Roger Moore, is in fact, an extended version of this story! The Ivory Hammer is a review of Sotheby sales throughout 1962-3 and is an exceptional reference book containing colour and black & white photographic plates of silver, jewellery, furniture, books, paintings and objets d'art. These items are reviewed by acknowledged experts in their field. Jacket has some moderate wear, browned to the edges of the rear panel; a near fine copy in a very good jacket. Item #38704
Gilbert A14a, pages 450-2.
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