Indiana; Lilly Library Publication Number XII . A Catalogue of the Ian Fleming Collection as purchased by the Lilly Library at the University of Indiana. FIRST (and only) EDITION. Slim octavo, pp.50, stapled. Publisher's matt covers in a custom-made collectors cloth case, titled in gilt to the spine. Some discreet institutional stamps otherwise a fine copy which appear to be lightly used only. The outer case is as new. An uncommon publication which rarely appears on the market. This is a comprehensive guide to the important collection of scientific and cultural books that 'made things happen' as assembled by Ian Fleming and Percy Muir in the 1930s. The collection was deemed so valuable that it was removed for safekeeping to the secure Bodleian Library during the war, and books from the collection were displayed at several exhibitions in the 1950s and 1960s. Following the author's death the whole collection (including most of the manuscripts and inscribed copies of his published books) was secured by the Lilly Llibrary. This invaluable guide to the collection was written shortly afterwards. Item #59549
Gilbert, Jon; Ian Fleming The Bibliography, p.616.
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