[FLEMING, Ian] Ian Fleming & Book Collecting. The Queen Anne Press.. 2017.
8vo., original red cloth lettered in gilt. A fine copy
First hardback edition, limited edition of 150 numbered copies. A collection of essays about Ian Fleming as a book collector.
From the Queen Anne Press website. "Everyone knows about Bond but few are aware of Ian Fleming’s passion for collecting books. In 1952, the year he wrote Casino Royale, he launched a periodical for bibliophiles: The Book Collector. By this time he was well into his collection of first editions of books that were crucial to modern civilisation (on TV, atomic fission, X-rays, birth control, the motor car and penicillin among other things). As an idea it was unique. Following his death in 1964 it was acquired by the Lilly Library, Indiana University."
The essays include:
My Uncle Ian by James Fleming
Ian Fleming and the Book Collector by Fergus Fleming
The Death of "The Doctor" by James Ferguson
Ian Fleming's Book Collection by Joel Silver
Percy Muir: Ian Fleming's Bookseller by Nicolas Barker
Friendship and Fiction: Ian Fleming and Robert Harling by A.S.G. Edwards
James Bond Invades America by John Cork
Collecting Ian Fleming: The Making of a Bibliography by Jon Gilbert
Dust-Jacket by Richard Chopping for Ian Fleming's You Only Live Twice 1964 by Mirjam M. Foot
Two Bond Collectors: Michael L. VanBlaricum and Jeremy Miles. Interviews with Sheila Markham
The 27th Letter