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FLEMING, Ian (1908-1964)
The Diamond Smugglers
London: Jonathan Cape, 1957. [True Crime] FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.160. Illustrated with photographs. Publisher's black cloth with white titles to the spine in original dust-jacket illustrated by Denis Piper, priced at 12/6. A lovely fine copy of the book in a very near fine wrapper with a little toning to the spine panel. A crisp example, housed in an elegant clamshell box. Fleming's first non-Bond book, and also his first non-fiction work. Written with the assistance of Diamond expert John Collard, who is noted in the book as 'John Blaize'. Gilbert A15a (1.1).
Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books [United Kingdom]
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