Ian Fleming First Editions

A person who attended a workshop I presented last summer has kept in touch with me. I guess you’d call him a fan. I was impressed with me, and I guess my workshop made a big difference in his life.

Anyway, he wrote last week to tell me that he’d found something Bond-related at a yard sale and he’d like to send it to me, could I please send my address?

Yesterday, a package arrived. In it were ten hardcover Ian Fleming first editions (all the novels except Live and Let Die and Diamonds Are Forever). First editions! I almost fell out of my chair.

The dust jackets are a little damaged, most of them have a horizontal black line or two in magic marker, making me think that once, long ago, a toddler had a marker and ran down a row of a bookcase with it. Most of the dust jackets also have small tears. The books themselves appear to be in perfect condition.

Needless to say, I am stunned by the generosity and the serendipity of this gift.

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3 Responses to “Ian Fleming First Editions”

  1. Funny you should say that, I found a couple of first editions at my school library the other day, I was gonna mention it to the libarians there, but i didnt for some reason

  2. Zippertuck Says:

    Oh man! How lucky for you. Any idea what first editions are worth in good condition? Those are something I would LOVE to have.

  3. Deborah Lipp Says:

    Value depends on which first edition, from which publisher, and in what condition. Looking at abebooks & alibris for similar books, I think mine are worth about $50-100 each.

    But I wouldn’t part with them.

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