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From Russia with Love

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The fifth book and arguably one of the best. Originally 15,000 sets of sheets were printed but Cape were dissatisfied with the print quality. These were used for the Book Club edition. The book club has blue boards so there need be no confusion. The book club edition was reprinted but the title page bears their name and address whereas the original Cape sheets have the Cape Logo and titling. The book is of bibliographic interest but its value is very much less than the Cape first. Whilst the sheets were printed first it was not published first so is not, as some have suggested, the true first.
The jacket is very prone to wear and consequently rare in fine condition.
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Ian Fleming From Russia with Love

Published 8th April 1957 by Cape in London

How to Identify a First Edition

BOOK

Black cloth, silver and red lettering, motif to front board.
"First Published 1957" verso title page, no other editions stated
Plain white endpapers - 253 pages
No other issue points to book


 

DUST JACKET

Artist Richard Chopping - Design by Richard Chopping
Priced at 13s. 6d. net
Front flap, blurb about book, jacket credit and info on the gun shown
Rear flap is blank
Rear panel has reviews for Diamonds are Forever

For general information on UK and US editions please see our
Ian Fleming Bibliography

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