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Casino Royale - 1st Edition/1st Impression
London: Jonathan Cape. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1953. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A stunning First Edition/First Impression in the original cloth, Fine condition in first state dustwrapper, minute rubbing, benefitted from minor professional restoration. Gilbert 1.1. Contains all first issue points, rear panel has pencil drawing of Ian Fleming by Bartlett, with blurb about Fleming's life below. Front flap has blurb with jacket credit immediately below. No Times review. Rear flap is blank but for title, author, Cape & price of 10s 6d in bottom left corner. Said to be one of less than 3,000 copies in the first issue. Rare in this condition, a legendary piece of movie and spy novel history. Housed in custom made clam-shell case; Ian Fleming's legendary first James Bond novel, released on 13th April, 1953, with monsieur Le Chiffre, the treasurer of a Soviet-backed trade union in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France, running a baccarat game in the casino at Royale-les-Eaux, France, in order to recover union money he lost in a failed chain of brothels. Basis for the 21st Bond movie with Daniel Craig and Eva Green as Bond Girl Vesper Lynd .
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