1. Ian Fleming James Bond titles at Bloombury's Bibliophile sale

    By Devin Zydel on 2009-12-21
    Ian Fleming

    Ian Fleming

    Bloomsbury Auctions returns in January 2010 with a new Bibliophile sale and once again, several of Ian Fleming’s original James Bond novels are featured amongst the lots up for auction.

    The 007 titles make up eight of the 615 total lots included in this London sale, scheduled to take place on Thursday, 14 January 2010.

    Some of the Bond titles include On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, You Only Live Twice and The Man with the Golden Gun.

    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 Bibliophile auction website.

    Details on selected James Bond lots follow below:

    Lot 489 – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

    Fleming (Ian) On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, first edition, small bookplate, original boards, shelf lean, dust-jacket, slight chipping and rubbing, a few small closed tears, 8vo, 1963.

    Estimate: £75 – £100

    Lot 491 – You Only Live Twice

    You Only Live Twice, first edition, original boards, gilt, dust-jacket, slight chipping to spine ends and corners, 8vo, 1964.

    Estimate: £80 – £120

    Lot 494 – The Man with the Golden Gun

    The Man with the Golden Gun, first edition, original plain boards, dust-jacket with slight browning and chipping to the edges, a good copy, 8vo, 1965.

    Estimate: £150 – £200

    Lot 496 – Octopussy and The Living Daylights

    Octopussy and The Living Daylights, first edition, original boards, dust-jacket, unclipped with original price printed, a few small closed tears, 8vo, 1966.

    Estimate: £100 – £150

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