The Diamond Smugglers. With an Introduction by 'John Blaize' formerly of the International Diamond Security Organization. Ian Lancaster FLEMING.

The Diamond Smugglers. With an Introduction by 'John Blaize' formerly of the International Diamond Security Organization.

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1958. [True crime] FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Octavo (21 x 14cm), pp.160. Illustrated with photos and drawings. With errors as listed by Gilbert. Publisher's light blue cloth with titles in white to the spine, with four white circles representing diamonds stamped to upper. Black pictorial dust-wrapper, clipped in the usual Macmillan manner but retaining the price of $3.50 to flap. Name in blue pencil to flyleaf, jacket edge-worn with some chips and tears. Very good. Documentary on the illicit passage of diamonds out of Africa, and the covert agent responsible for breaking the racket. This copy formerly the property of Fleming bibliographer Otto Penzler, purchased by ourselves at Swann Auctions in 2010, with a neat bookplate/label to that effect included with the book. Item #59737

Gilbert, Jon. Ian Fleming The Bibliography A15b (1).

Price: £100.00

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