1. James Bond first editions by Ian Fleming go up for auction

    By Devin Zydel on 2009-09-09
    Ian Fleming's 'Casino Royale'

    Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale

    London’s Bloomsbury Auctions will be holding a Bibliophile Sale this week and a selection of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels are included among the lots for sale.

    Three lots in total, included is a first edition-second impression of Fleming’s very first 007 adventure, Casino Royale. The entire sale of 650+ items commences on Thursday, 10 September at 11:00am (lots 1-339) and 2:00pm (lots 340-667) precisely.

    Bloomsbury Auctions is located at: Bloomsbury House, 24 Maddox Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 1PP. For further details, phone +44(0) 20 7495 9494 or visit the official website.

    Details on the James Bond lots follow below:

    Lot 383 – Casino Royale

    Casino Royale, first edition , second impression, original boards, dust-jacket (with the Sunday Times review), slightly rubbed at corners and fore-edges, spine ends slightly frayed, 8vo, 1953.

    Estimate: £1,000 – £1,500

    Lot 384 – The Man with the Golden Gun

    The Man with the Golden Gun, first edition , original boards, dust-jacket, an excellent copy, 8vo, 1965., first edition , original boards, dust-jacket, an excellent copy, 8vo, 1965.

    Estimate: £180 – £220

    Lot 385 – Octopussy and The Living Daylights

    Octopussy and The Living Daylights, first edition , original boards, dust-jacket, un-clipped and fine, 1966; and Licence Renewed by John Gardner, 8vo (2)

    Estimate: £150 – £200

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