Item #65131 Battle of Britain [two copies]. Len DEIGHTON, born 1929.
Battle of Britain [two copies].
Battle of Britain [two copies].
Battle of Britain [two copies].
Battle of Britain [two copies].
Battle of Britain [two copies].

Battle of Britain [two copies].

London: Jonathan Cape / Coward McGann & Geoghegan, 1980. [Second World War] FIRST EDITIONS, UK & US issues. Small quartos (26 x 20cm), pp.224. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. Publisher's blue cloth with silver titles to spine. With the illustrated dust-jackets; UK by Frank Wootton US by Roy Nockolds. Contents clean, no inscriptions, UK jacket is price clipped. Very good copies. Deighton's illustrated history of the aerial campaign. The 1969 Bafta-nominated film 'The Battle of Britain' was produced by Harry Saltzman, who had adapted the 'Harry Palmer' series of films from Deighton's spy novels. Deighton had contributed to Saltzman's James Bond screenplays. 'The Battle of Britain' utilised many of the James Bond and Harry Palmer film crews, including Guy Hamilton (director), Freddie Young (cinematography), Maurice Binder (main titles), Rick Lester & Nosher Powell (stunts) and Derek Coyte (publicity). The film also starred actors from Bond franchise including Robert Shaw, Curt Jurgens and Nikki Van Der Zyl. These copies are from the comprehensive James Bond collection assembled by bibliographer Jon Gilbert, with his pencilled ownership. Item #65131

Milward-Oliver; Len Deighton Annotated Bibliography, p.58. See also Gilbert, p.632.

Price: £75.00

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