Happy Birthday Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming Collector's Edition - half price
from The Book Collector

28th May 2019 marks Ian Fleming's 111th birthday.

To celebrate our Founder's eleventy-first birthday The Book Collector is offering the Collector's Edition of Ian Fleming: The Book Collector for HALF PRICE until 3rd June (offer now expired).

This beautiful special edition is comprised of 10 articles (detailed below), originally featured in the 2017 Spring Issue (Vol.66 No.1) which marked the 65th anniversary of the birth of The Book Collector.

The Articles have been reprinted in hot-metal Monotype letterpress on 150gsm Bockingford White paper and bound by Ludlow Bookbinders. This edition has a limitation of 150 copies, bound in red cloth with gold blocking. It is signed by James and Fergus Fleming.

Order between 28th May and 3rd June to get this special book for just £75!


(please note this offer is now expired. You can still buy this Collector's Edition for the nomal price of £150.00)


The Articles

My Uncle Ian by James Fleming

A personal reflection by the author on his father and his uncle. A unique memoir.


Ian Fleming and The Book Collector by Fergus Fleming

The story of how Fleming acquired The Book Collector and his subsequent battles with fellow directors. A poignant account containing archive material.


The Death of the Doctor: Ian Fleming Intervenes by James Fergusson

An interlude that examines Fleming’s brief editorial role at The Book Collector and how members of the book-dealing fraternity may have been connected to the Secret Service.


Books That Had Started Something by Joel Silver

An authoritative and important description of how Fleming’s library of first editions, as well as his correspondence and the Bond manuscripts, was acquired by the Lilly Library at Bloomington University of Indiana.


Percy Muir: Ian Fleming’s Book Dealer by Nicolas Barker

An encapsulation of Ian’s friendship with Percy Muir, the man who first encouraged his interest in books and who was instrumental in creating his collection. As related by Nicolas Barker who not only knew both Fleming and Muir but owned and edited The Book Collector from 1965 to 2016.


Friendship and Fiction: Ian Fleming and Robert Harling by A.S.G Edwards

The interaction between Fleming and his designer/typographer friend Harling and a description of the latter’s career as a fiction writer.


James Bond Invades America: A Tale of Three Publishers by John Cork

An intriguing account of how Fleming’s novels broke into the US market.


Collecting Ian Fleming: The Making of a Bibliography by Jon Gilbert

A life devoted to collecting Bond as recounted by the prize-winning author of Ian Fleming: The Bibliography.


Dust-jacket by Richard Chopping... by Mirjam M. Foot

overview of Fleming’s dust jackets that examines in particular Chopping’s trompe l’oeil image for You Only Live Twice, 1964.


Two Bond Collectors by Sheila Markham

Sheila’s finely-written interviews have graced The Book Collector for many years. Here she speaks to two very different Fleming fans: Jeremy Miles and Mike Van Blaricum.

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