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Fleming (Ian). Complete set of James Bond Novels. First Edition (14)

Fleming (Ian).

A Complete Collection of the James Bond novels in first edition.

Casino Royale, A1a (1.1) fine copy, 1953; Live and Let Die, A2a (1.1) very good copy minor rubbing to extremities of dustjacket, 1954; Moonraker, A3a (1.2), spine of dustjacket slightly faded as usual, slight rubbing to head of spine, with small nick, very small stain at foredge of wrapper turn-in, browned on reverse, 1955; Diamonds are Forever, A4a (1.1), previous ownership signature in ink to front end-paper, front hinge starting to crack, dust-jacket rubbed and slightly creased at head and tail of spine corners slightly rubbed,1956; From Russia with Love, A5a (1.1) dust-jacket signed by the artist to front blurb, a fine copy, 1957; Dr. No, A6, second state binding, a near fine copy, small closed tear to upper edge of jacket, 1958; Goldfinger, A7 (1.2), dust-jacket slightly worm at extremities, rubbed causing 2 small holes to upper edge on wrapper, 1959; For Your Eyes , A8a (1.1) dust-jacket slightly rubbed at extremities; Thunderball, A9a (1.1) a near fine copy, 1961; The Spy Who Loved Me, A10a (1.1) a near fine copy, price clipped, 1962; On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, A11a (1.1), a very good copy, contemporary ink ownership inscription to front end-paper, spine of dust-wrapper very slightly faded, 1963; You Only Live Twice, A12a (1.1) a very good copy, very slight wear to dust-wrapper at extremities, 1964; The Man with the Golden Gun, A13a (1.2), a near fine copy, 1965; Octopussy and the Living Daylights, A14a (1.1), a fine copy, 1966; all in original boards as issued, a very good set of this iconic collection of titles, 1953 – 1966, 8vo (14)

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