1. James Bond first editions listed on Bloomsbury's 28 January sale

    By Devin Zydel on 2010-01-18
    Ian Fleming's 'Dr. No'

    Ian Fleming’s Dr. No

    Another new Bloomsbury Auctions sale means another chance for bidders to land some of Ian Fleming’s original James Bond titles.

    Scheduled to take place on Thursday, 28 January, the English & Continental Printed Books, Modern First Editions sale in London will feature seven 007 lots in total, including Fleming’s Dr. No, Thunderball and You Only Live Twice.

    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 Bloomsbury Auctions website.

    Details on selected James Bond lots follow below:

    Lot 370 – Dr. No

    Fleming (Ian) Dr No, first edition, tape burns to free endpapers, original second state boards with silhouette, dust-jacket, crudely price-clipped, rubbed at corners, very small closed tear to head of upper panel, otherwise very good, 8vo, 1958.

    Estimate: £350 – £450

    Lot 372 – Thunderball

    Fleming (Ian) Thunderball, first edition, original boards, dust-jacket, a fine example with none of the usual browning, 8vo, 1961.

    Estimate: £300 – £400

    Lot 373 – You Only Live Twice

    Fleming (Ian) You Only Live Twice, first edition, first state, ink number on verso of title, tape marks, sticker and biro mark on endpapers, original boards, dust-jacket, small sticker on foot of spine, otherwise very good, 1964; and a price-clipped copy of Octopussy, 8vo (2)

    Estimate: £120 – £180

    Lot 376 – Octopussy and The Living Daylights

    Fleming (Ian) Octopussy and The Living Daylights, first edition, original boards, dust-jacket, not clipped but with publisher’s price-sticker, a fine copy, 8vo, 1966.

    Estimate: £80 – £120

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