Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming
Published by Queen Anne Press, London in 2008
Limited to 56 Lettered Copies
Stunning Signed Onlaid Leather Bindings by Sangorski & Sutcliffe
Binding Details: Stunning signed binding by Sangorski & Sutcliff, London of full morocco leather with a pictorial onlaid leather multi-colored design that follows the theme of the book. There are hand-sewn headbands, handmade watermarked endpapers, and all page edges are gold gilted. The book is housed in a blue silk cloth slipcase with leather entry and the title appears in gold gilt on the spine. The Sangorski & Sutcliffe binders stamp appears in gold gilt on the bottom of the inside back cover.
Book Details: Published in 2008 by Queen Anne Press, London with a limitation of 56 lettered editions (26 lettered according to the English alphabet and 30 lettered according to the Russian alphabet) with this volume being Russian letter 3 (English translation is Z), this edition of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was part of “The Works of Ian Fleming” which is considered the definitive collection of his works.
The book measures approximately 8.75” x 5.75” and contains a limitation page on which the limitation letter appears.
From the Ian Fleming Estate and Publications, “Famous for creating James Bond, Ian Fleming also loved fast cars — and this passion inspired him to write his only children’s book which was published in 1964. ‘Crackpot’ is what everybody calls the Pott family. So when they go to buy a new car and come back with a wreck, nobody is surprised … except for the Potts themselves. First, the car has a name … Then they find out that she can fly and swim! Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a car on a mission to stop a criminal gang in its tracks – and she is taking the Potts with her! Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was a story which Ian Fleming created for his son Caspar at bedtime – now you can jump into the world’s most loved magical car for her first adventure!”
Condition Report: The book and slipcase are in MINT condition. Overall, this is a beautifully bound signed limited edition that houses one of Ian Fleming’s iconic James Bond novels.
A photograph of the binding appears in the photo section of the listing.