1963 Thrilling Cities
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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
The first edition, first impression of this work, in the price unclipped first state dust wrapper.
Featuring all of the necessary issue points, including laminated rear flap of dust wrapper, black endpapers, tipped in errata slip to page 233, and the copyright page stating 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'.
Originally published as two series of articles for the Sunday Times, this work describes Fleming's trip to thirteen cities from Honk Kong to Monte Carlo. The trip allowed Fleming to gather material to furnish the research and settings for five of the subsequent Bond novels, and seven short stories.
A lovely example of this important travelogue, key to understanding the world of James Bond.
Illustrated with numerous photographic plates.
In the publisher's original quarter cloth binding with paper covered boards, and price unclipped dust wrapper. Minor discolouration to back strip tail, with light marks to front joint. Sunning to dust wrapper back strip, with edgewear to entirety of dust wrapper head. Tape residue marks to front and rear flyleaf. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean.
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