Item #65198 The Spy's Bedside Book. An Anthology edited by Graham Greene and Hugh Greene. With An Introduction by Stella Rimington. Ian FLEMING, John BUCHAN, Graham and Hugh GREENE.
The Spy's Bedside Book. An Anthology edited by Graham Greene and Hugh Greene. With An Introduction by Stella Rimington.

The Spy's Bedside Book. An Anthology edited by Graham Greene and Hugh Greene. With An Introduction by Stella Rimington.

London: Folio Society, 2006. [Spy Anthology] FIRST EDITION THUS, first printing. Octavo (20 x 15cm), pp.261; [1], blank; [1], order form; [1], blank. With illustrations by Nick Hardcastle. Publisher's decorated blue cloth, tan endpapers, in tan slipcase ('Jack' bulldog paperweight not included). Fine throughout. An intriguing mix of factual and fictional pieces, including contributions from Baden-Powell, Le Queux, T.E. Lawrence, Bruce Lockhart, Ian and Peter Fleming, Kipling, Somerset Maugham, John Buchan, Fenimore Cooper, Dennis Wheatley, Joseph Conrad, Eric Ambler, Thomas Hardy and E. Phillips Oppenheim. This copy is from the comprehensive James Bond collection of Ian Fleming bibliographer Jon Gilbert, with his pencilled note and ownership. This is the first edition to feature the introduction by Dame Stella Rimington, thriller writer and first female Director General of the British Security Service [MI5]. Item #65198

Gilbert p.45, 115, 186, 545, 643-4.

Price: £75.00

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