Item #66838 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).

New York: Viking, 1965. [Bondiana] FIRST EDITION. Small octavo (18 x 14cm), pp.111 [5]. Publisher's white glossy hardcovers, red endpapers. Illustrated throughout. With Raymond Hawkey-designed book-jacket priced at $2.50. Discreet initials to flyleaf, light soil to covers and jacket; near fine. 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" Item #66838

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

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