Thunderball by Ian Fleming, Signed Sangorski & Sutcliffe Binding
Thunderball 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 Thunderball 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, “The ninth novel in Ian Fleming’s James Bond series was published in 1961. Upon M’s insistence, James Bond takes a two-week respite in a secluded natural health spa. But amid the bland teas, tasteless yogurts, and the spine stretcher the guests lovingly call “The Rack,” Bond stumbles onto the trail of a lethal man with ties to a new secret organization called SPECTRE. When SPECTRE hijacks two A-bombs, a frantic global search for the weapons ensues, and M’s hunch that the plane containing the bombs will make a clean drop into the ocean sends Bond to the Bahamas to investigate. On the island paradise, 007 finds a wealthy pleasure seeker’s treasure hunt and meets Domino Vitali, the gorgeous mistress of Emilio Largo, otherwise known as SPECTRE’s Number 1. But as powerful as Number 1 is, he works for someone else: Ernst Stavro Blofeld, a peculiar man with a deadly creative mind. The ninth novel in Ian Fleming’s James Bond series, Thunderball marks the beginnings of one of the most iconic villains in history, and the only match for the wits of James Bond.”
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.