Item #65272 Contributes 'My Monte Carlo System' to Encore; The Sunday Times Book. Ian FLEMING, Cyril, CONNOLLY, Noel, COWARD, Peter, SELLERS, Roald, DAHL, Raymond, CHANDLER.
Contributes 'My Monte Carlo System' to Encore; The Sunday Times Book.
Contributes 'My Monte Carlo System' to Encore; The Sunday Times Book.

Contributes 'My Monte Carlo System' to Encore; The Sunday Times Book.

London: Michael Joseph, 1962. [Literary Anthology] FIRST EDITION. Large Octavo (23 x 16cm), pp.488. Publisher's blue cloth with original pictorial dust-jacket priced at 25s. Contents clean, edges toned, no inscriptions, jacket chipped to crown and rear but without the heavy sunning to the red spine often encountered. Very good. Uncommon in jacket. This is the first and rarer of the two 'Encore' year books. A collection of outstanding articles contributed to the Sunday Times, this is the FIRST EDITION in book-form. The Fleming article (an insight into his gambling habits) makes it's first appearance in a book and would later appear, with a revised heading, in 'Thrilling Cities'. There are also articles from close friends within the Fleming/Sunday Times circle, including Cyril Connolly (the poet and 'Bond' parody author), Leonard Russell (Fleming's editor), Cecil Beaton (family friend, photographed Fleming) Robert Harling (noted typographer, served under Fleming in 30 Assault Unit), Noel Coward (playright, spy colleague, neighbour and only marriage witness), Roald Dahl (spy colleague, air ace, popular author and James Bond screenwriter) and Henry Longhurst (golfing colleague). Item #65272

Gilbert C40, pages 534-5.

Price: £100.00

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