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THRILLING CITIES., Fleming, Ian.
1 Fleming, Ian. THRILLING CITIES.
London Jonathan Cape 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Paul Davis, jacket art. 
223 pp, 9" H. White cloth spine with gilt lettering/emblem, grey marble paper-covered boards, top edge and endpapers black. Erratum slip tipped in at page 223. Dust jacket is not price clipped (30s. net) and laminate extends over rear flap. B&w photographs. "Round the world with Ian Fleming - even on paper the prospect sounds enticing. Hong Kong, Macao, Tokyo, Honolulu, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Chicago, New York, Hamburg, Berlin, Vienna, Geneva, Naples, Monte Carlo - these are his 'thrilling cities'. He writes about them brilliantly, impressionistically, as no one else would or could, ostensibly for our entertainment yet not without giving us the benefit of some expert observation." Previous owner's small name stamp at top of title page and page preceding rear free endpaper. Bookstore label (small) at bottom of front pastedown, light browning to top/bottom edge of spine and hinge areas, very light toning to fore-edge and bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light browning to inside top/bottom edges and light toning on iside of front flap-fold, very light rubbing, a very tiny chip and a tiny tear at top of rear hinge area, very light edge wrinkling and minor wear - mainly at top of front flap-fold and bottom edge of rear panel, faint 3" scratch on rear panel, a few faint rub lines on spine, one or two very tiny bubbles in laminate on front panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 175.00 USD
 
 
MARTINIS, GIRLS AND GUNS: FIFTY YEARS OF 007., Sterling, Martin and Morecambe, Gary.  (Ian Fleming).
2 Sterling, Martin and Morecambe, Gary. (Ian Fleming). MARTINIS, GIRLS AND GUNS: FIFTY YEARS OF 007.
Robson, London, 2003. 
354 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. ISBN 1861056753 B&w photographs. "Fifty-one years ago, an unknown writer called Ian Fleming sat down to write 'Casino Royale', giving birth to one of the most famous fictional characters ever created. James Bond beca me a worldwide icon, defeating enemies and seducing women - and audiences - with his devastating combination of style, wry wit and understated cool. Bond soon eclipsed his creator, progressing from paper to screen ten years later, immortalised t h r o ugh Sean Connery's performances, then Roger Moore's and most recently Pierce Brosnan's. (This) is the definitive guide to the world of Bond. Featuring the extraordinary individuals - including Connery, Moore, Brosnan, Cubby Broccoli and Flem in g - who made Bond, and with unprecedented access to the most recent films and stills from the early years, (the authors) present the ultimate history of a unique literary and cinematic icon." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership ma rk s. Exterior - very minor corner wear, faint creases down spine, very minor rubbing, slight bump at bottom of front hinge. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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