Casino Royale

By: Fleming, Ian

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218 pp. Publisher's original black boards with red heart motif to front cover & red lettering to spine. In pictorial grey dust wrapper with red & yellow decorative design devised by the author. Dj chipped at spine ends with slight wear to corners & extremities. In the second issue jacket, with the overprinted blurb from the Sunday Times, but not price-clipped and with the price of '10s. 6d. net' present on front & rear flaps. Spotting to endpapers & prelims, also to fore-edge & top edge. Internally clean. Binding firm. With the early owner's sticker to front pastedown: 'Loel Guinness, M.Y. Calisto R.Y.S.' (Motor Yacht Calisto Royal Yacht Squadron) The Calisto was built in 1944 as a YMS-1 Class minesweeper, then transitioned from wartime service in the British Navy to the ownership of Thomas Loel Guinness, MP and business magnate, who was descended from the Irish brewing family. Guinness also purchased the Calisto's sister ship M Y Calypso, which he leased to Jacques Cousteau for one franc per year from 1950-1997. Second impression of the author's first book.

Title: Casino Royale

Author Name: Fleming, Ian

Categories: Literature,

Edition: Second Impression

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape 1953: 1953

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo.

Book number: 53399

Keywords: James,Bond,Fleming,Casino,Royale