Dr. No 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 Dr. No 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, “The sixth James Bond thriller from Ian Fleming’s typewriter published in 1958. Dispatched by M to investigate the mysterious disappearance of MI6’s Jamaica station chief, Bond was expecting a holiday in the sun. But when he discovers a deadly centipede placed in his hotel room, the vacation is over. On this island, all suspicious activity leads inexorably to Dr. Julius No, a reclusive megalomaniac with steel pincers for hands. To find out what the good doctor is hiding, 007 must enlist the aid of local fisherman Quarrel and alluring beachcomber Honeychile Rider. Together they will combat a local legend the natives call “the Dragon,” before Bond alone must face the most punishing test of all: an obstacle course—designed by the sadistic Dr. No himself—that measures the limits of the human body’s capacity for agony.”
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.