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Diamonds are Forever - FLEMING Ian - 1956. 
1956 - FLEMING, Ian. Diamonds Are Forever. London: Jonathan Cape, (1956). Octavo, original black paper boards, original dust jacket; housed in a custom clamshell box. $9000.Scarce first edition of Fleming's fourth James Bond thriller, a fast-paced, globe-spanning race through the deadly world of diamond smuggling."In the 1950s, the mystique of America as a land of wealth and excitement held great sway in a Britain still in the grips of austerity" (Black, 25), and this mystique influenced Fleming's fourth Bond thriller, in which the super-spy visits the States to battle diamond-smuggling gangsters. Made into the 1971 film of the same title starring Sean Connery as Bond and Jill St. John as Tiffany Case. With all first-issue points as called for in Gilbert A4a(1.1). Biondi & Pickard, 42. Book fine. Bright dust jacket with light expert restoration. Copies of all early Bond titles are quite scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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