PRE-PUBLICATION PROOF COPY (1963)

FLEMING, Ian

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Published: London: Jonathan Cape

Date: 1963

first edition, pre-publication uncorrected proof copy 8vo. 288pp., pale greenish-yellow wrappers with Cape's urn trade-mark symbols in white arranged in a diagonal pattern, book as a whole a little off-square at spine, and with a light crease (more an indent) in spine, light crease and a couple of very slight marks on front cover but a very good and unusually bright copy. Preserved in a custom marbled slipcase.

Note
Gilbert Ian Fleming Bibliography, A11a. The text features numerous changes to the published text, and this early version of the text "has more errors and required more amendments than any other Fleming title" Gilbert, p.354.

£1000

Offered by P & B Rowan