Thunderball. EON 4, Ian Lancaster FLEMING.


London: Pan Books, 1964. Promotional Copy for Player's Cigarettes, with 'Domino' letter insert. Slim octavo, pp.234; [2], blank; [4], advertisements. Pictorial card wrappers with wrap-around movie artwork; this is the correct (fourteenth) printing used for this promotion which includes a printed notepaper 'handwritten' by Domino to James Bond (although addressed 'Darling'), mentioning Player's cigarettes and asking Bond to read pages 152–5 of the accompanying book (which is the section discussing the Player's brand). One leaf, measuring 227 × 149 mm, folded twice (to be tucked inside the paperback), with the curved watermark 'Imperial Air Mail', denoting an original example (beware modern facsimiles). The letter is in fine condition, book is very good, with some expected toning to paper, some rubs to joints. Housed in an elegant gilt-titled cloth covered case. A rare piece of Bondiana. Item #57736

Gilbert A9a (25.1).

Price: £550.00

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