London: Jonathan Cape, 1963. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED LIMITED ISSUE (no.73). Octavo (195 x 35mm), pp.288. Colour frontispiece of the author by Charles Amherst Villiers. Signed by Ian Fleming to limitation page. 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). Copy is a little dusty, endpapers spotted, text block toned to fore-edge, upper cover sunned to same, vellum is clean, jacket with a couple of tiny nicks. Remains a presentable and affordable copy of the limited edition, housed in a custom-made leather box, bound in the style of the original binding. The limited edition of On Her Majesty's Secret Service comprised 250 numbered copies, plus 35 un-numbered private copies marked 'Presentation'. Item #58912
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