London: The Book Collector / Queen Anne Press, 2017. Ten monographs, SIGNED LETTERPRESS EDITIONS, being the FIRST SEPARATE PRINTING. 10 vols., slim octavo (26 x 18cm), limited variously to 60 or 120 copies, each hand-numbered and signed by James and Fergus Fleming. Finely printed on 150gsm Bockingford paper and bound in black flock-paper covers with letterpress title label, housed in a bespoke cloth solander box lined in scarlet suede, blocked in gilt 'Fry's Ornamented' type as favoured by Fleming for first edition copies of Casino Royale (1953). As new. To celebrate its 65th anniversary, The Book Collector magazine devoted its Spring 2017 issue to Ian Fleming, who had launched the publication in 1952. Essays were provided by editors old and new, family and colleagues of the author, as well as Fleming scholars, historians, bibliophiles and regular Book Collector contributors. Subsequently, fine letterpress editions were produced by Stan Lane of Gloucester Typesetting, collected and bound in hardcover or separately in softcovers. Twenty-two complete matching softcover sets (20 numbered and 2 out of series) were then solander-boxed by Ludlow Bookbinders, as offered here. Item #56154
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