Item #66787 The Book Of Bond, Or Every Man His Own 007 (Writing as Bill Tanner). Kingsley AMIS, Lt-Col. William 'Bill' TANNER.
The Book Of Bond, Or Every Man His Own 007 (Writing as Bill Tanner).
The Book Of Bond, Or Every Man His Own 007 (Writing as Bill Tanner).
The Book Of Bond, Or Every Man His Own 007 (Writing as Bill Tanner).

The Book Of Bond, Or Every Man His Own 007 (Writing as Bill Tanner).

London: Jonathan Cape, 1965. [James Bond] FIRST EDITION, First Impression. Small octavo (18 x 14cm), pp.111; [1]. Attractively bound in half deep red oasis morocco, titled and ruled in gilt to the spine, raised bands, matching cloth sides, original gold endpapers bound in at the rear. A fine copy. An unusual piece of Bondiana. Bill Tanner is a fictional character in the James Bond novel series, who holds the position of MI6 Chief of Staff; Fleming reveals that he is James Bond's closest friend in the service, and he was a regular character in the later continuation series by John Gardner. In 1965, Kingsley Amis wrote 'The Book of Bond' as a tongue-in-cheek manual for prospective secret agents, illustrated with examples from Fleming's novels. For this work, Amis used the pseudonym "Lt. Colonel William ('Bill') Tanner". From the James Bond collection assembled by Jon Gilbert, with his pencilled ownership. His comprehensive guide to the works of Ian Fleming (2012) won the 16th Breslauer Prize for bibliography. Item #66787

BMC No.1 p.4-13 'Fleming and Bond; Related Titles'. Ian Fleming The Bibliography pp.634, 644.

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