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  4 March 2017  

IAN FLEMING & BOOK COLLECTING

Ian Fleming The Book Collector

The Spring number of The Book Collector will be a special issue on the theme “Ian Fleming & Book Collecting”. Ian Fleming was the publisher of The Book Collector from its start, and the principal shareholder from 1955 until his death.

Spring 2017 marks the 65th anniversary of the magazine’s launch, and the first anniversary of The Book Collector’s reversion to the Fleming family, after 50 years, in the person of James Fleming, the novelist’s nephew.

Contributors to the issue will include Fergus Fleming, editor of Ian Fleming’s letters, on “Ian Fleming and The Book Collector”, Joel Silver, Director of the Lilly Library, Indiana University, on “Books That Had Started Something: Ian Fleming’s Book Collection”, and Nicolas Barker, for 50 years Editor of The Book Collector, on his former editorial colleague, “Percy Muir: Ian Fleming’s Bookseller”. Jon Gilbert, compiler of the prize-winning Ian Fleming: The Bibliography, writes on “Collecting Ian Fleming”, and Sheila Markham interviews two Fleming collectors, Michael L. VanBlaricum and Jeremy Miles.

FULL DETAILS OF THE SPECIAL ISSUE

Other contributions consider Ian Fleming’s friend the typographic designer Robert Harling, who too was a novelist, Richard Chopping, designer of most of the James Bond dust-jackets, and the output of Fleming’s publishing imprint the Queen Anne Press.

The Book Collector revives a competition first conceived in 1947 by Ian Fleming and Robert Harling for a 27th letter of the alphabet. What should it be for, and what should it look like?

CASINO ROYALE

LIVE AND LET DIE

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

Limited Edition
There will also be an edition entitled Ian Fleming: The Book Collector limited to 150 specially bound copies selling at £150 each (€185, US $195) including postage. For dedicated collectors there’ll be a further edition of 26 copies numbered A-Z selling at £275 each (€350, US $375). Ian Fleming’s nephews, the writers James and Fergus Fleming, will be signing copies of both these editions. This will come with a copy of the flier Fleming wrote specially for The Book Collector, virtually unseen since it was issued in 1957. Very appropriately, this edition will be published by the Queen Anne Press, which was once run by Ian Fleming and now belongs to his family. www.queenannepress.co.uk

IAN FLEMING & BOOK COLLECTING
To view the contents of this Special Issue click this link.
www.thebookcollector.co.uk/preview-ian-fleming-special-issue
Publication date: 10 March 2017: Contents of the regular edition: 288 pages, 40 photographs.


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