Doubleday, in association with Bentley Motors 2008. FIRST EDITION. LIMITED EDITION, Large Paper copies. With a note to this edition, a foreword by the chief designer of Bentley Motors, and a brief biography of Ian Fleming. Superbly bound in full dark brown leather, with hand-stitching to covers, with red leather doublures and limited edition plate, all edges coloured red. The leather used for the boards is the same as is used for the upholstery in Bentley cars, and the red leather inside is the same as the hide used on the dashboard. Each book comes with a pewter cast model car, the same as Bond drives in the novel. The car is housed in a die-cut section of the pages to the lower margin, and the whole book is housed in a custom made perspex slipcase. A superb book production, limited to just 300 copies worldwide, of which this is no.204. As new, in the original wrapping paper housed within publisher's card box with a foam spacer, with a limitation label to the outer wall (minor storage wear to packaging). An original 007 adventure, written under copyright of Glidrose (Ian Fleming) Publications Ltd to celebrate the author's centenary. Item #60352
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