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262: Fleming (Ian) The Spy Who Loved Me

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Fleming (Ian) The Spy Who Loved Me,
first edition, signed presentation from the author, 'To CD only! Ian. P.S. Not for the boys this time!', to endpaper, original boards, dust-jacket, a little browned at spine, chipped at spine ends and corners, a little creased at head, light surface soiling, 8vo, 1962.

***By far the most sexually explicit of all the James Bond novels, a fact reflected in Fleming's inscription. The sons, of course, lapped up the tale, which uniquely among the Bond novels was told by a woman in the first person. Embarrassed in conservative London circles, Fleming even subsequently blocked a paperback edition of the book in the U.K. until after his death. It was banned in several countries..

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