The Diamond Smugglers by Ian Fleming, Signed Sangorski & Sutcliffe Binding
The Diamond Smugglers 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 and features a diamond on the front cover. 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 The Diamond Smugglers 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, “On September 15, 1957, Ian Fleming’s true account of diamond smuggling in Africa was serialized by the Sunday Times. The articles were then bound together and published as a book the following year. The million carat network… That was the name given by the men of the International Diamond Security Organization to a fantastic smuggling racket which spirited away ten million pounds worth of diamonds from Africa every year. That was the challenge which faced ex-MI-5 Chief, Sir Percy Sillitoe and his anti-smuggling squad. Master thriller-writer Ian Fleming tells the true story of the fight against the web of intrigue which covered two continents – and it is as exciting and gripping as any work of fiction. ”
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 works of non-fiction.
A photograph of the binding appears in the photo section of the listing.