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2020-11-20 06:02:59
FLEMING, IAN
Diamonds Are Forever
London: Jonathan Cape, 1956. First Edition, First Printing. An amazing copy which has the finest designer binding yet executed on a first edition of Ian Fleming's James Bond novel Diamonds Are Forever, in this case using actual jewels. With a special printed leaf explaining the binding: "This first printing of Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming, London 1956 has been specially bound in a jeweled designer binding by Patricia & George Sargent, Dragonfly Bindery/Studio, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, in the year 2020. Bound using navy blue goatskin leather, with its spine decorated with raised bands, full panel gilt designs and regal purple leather labels. Front cover illustrating James Bond's hand, holding his skeleton grip Beretta, dressed in signature attire, a formal white shirt, gold monogram cufflink, his arm emerging from his black tuxedo jacket. A diamond is shot from from the gun with the cartridge casing thrown into the air. The gun and hand are carved three dimensionally and covered in natural calfskin and pewter lambskin. The shirt and jacket are also lambskin, with 14k gold plated cufflink embossed with JB. The diamond is just under 1/2 carat set in a 14k gold bezel cup secured under the leather. The bullet casing fits a .25 ACP cartridge. Back cover receives the bullet hole with a spray of faceted stones in a mist of varying sizes. The book is dressed in a clamshell box of matching Harmatan navy blue goatskin leather and Japanese silk cloth. The spine with raised bands gold tooling and regal purple leather labels mimics the book spine. The clamshell trays inside the b … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: James Pepper Rare Books, Inc. [United States]
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