For Your Eyes Only 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 For Your Eyes Only 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, “A departure from the full-length James Bond novels, “For Your Eyes Only” published in 1960 is a stunning collection of five stories that sends 007 to Bermuda, Berlin, and beyond, and places him in the dangerous company of adversaries of all varieties. “From a View to a Kill” whisks Bond to the French countryside where he must go undercover to expose a deadly secret-intelligence plot, and in “For Your Eyes Only,” 007 is absorbed into a private vendetta of M’s, blurring the lines between the personal and professional. In “Quantum of Solace,” Bond attends a dinner party in the Bahamas and learns how passion can soon twist into cruelty, while “Risico” forces the secret agent to fight for the lesser of two evils in a smuggling war set amid the Mediterranean. Finally, “The Hildebrand Rarity” lands 007 in an old-fashioned murder mystery at sea, where even he has a secret to keep. A collection of both classic intrigue and intrepid self-examination, For Your Eyes Only packs full, vibrant worlds into five classic tales.”
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.