London: Peter Owen, 2001. [Literary biography] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (23 x 15cm), pp.432. Illustrated with a suite photographic plates. Publisher's burgundy cloth lettered in gilt, photographic jacket, priced at £22.50. A clean, fine copy. Retailer's security tag to flap. The biography of literary heavyweight Kingsley Amis, who had more than a passing interest in James Bond; he acted as advisor for Fleming's You Only Live Twice (1964) and was editor for The Man With The Golden Gun (1965). He wrote a popular critique of the series (The James Bond Dossier, 1965) and penned the first post- Ian Fleming James Bond novel, written under a pseudonym (Colonel Sun by Robert Markham, 1968). With mentions of Fleming and Bond within. From the Bibliographical Archive assembled by Jon Gilbert, with his pencilled notes and ownership to endpaper. His comprehensive guide to the works of Ian Fleming (2012) won the 16th Breslauer Prize for bibliography. Item #66097
Gilbert. Ian Fleming The Bibliography, p.634.
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