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Book Description
London, Secker & Warburg 1965. Hardcover w/ jacket. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Clean text. Unread. Blue boards, dust jacket cover price unclipped. A slight a touch of shelf wear. Chopping's own cover art beautifully preserved.
Dealer Notes
Richard Wasey Chopping (14 April 1917 – 17 April 2008)[1] was a British illustrator and author best known for painting the dust jackets of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels starting with From Russia, with Love.

Chopping's first novel, The Fly (Secker & Warburg, 1965) was recommended to its publisher by Angus Wilson, where David Farrar found it "a perfectly disgusting concoction". It was edited by Giles Gordon, who later wrote that he was determined to like the novel, hoping that "more, and no doubt better, books would follow. The Fly was indeed disgusting." Gordon found Chopping "most fastidious" and his book "sufficiently sordid to appeal to voyeurs, and if Chopping were to adorn it with one of his famous dust-jackets it could be a succès de scandale; and so it proved.
Author Richard Chopping
Date 1965
Binding Cloth
Publisher Secker & Warburg
Illustrator N/A
Condition Near fine
Pages 291

Price: £125.00

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