On April 13th, in partnership with Soho House, I hosted an exclusive exhibition at Babington House devoted to James Bond and Ian Fleming on the very day 70 years ago that Casino Royale was published. Alongside the exhibition I published a 70 Years of James Bond catalogue.

This milestone anniversary is a testament to the enduring popularity and cultural significance of Bond, whose legacy has captivated audiences and readers for generations.

The publication of “Casino Royale” in 1953 marked the beginning of a literary phenomenon that has spanned multiple mediums and gained countless fans worldwide. Over the past 70 years, James Bond has become an icon of popular culture and I am proud to offer a selection of rare and unique items that pay homage to Ian Fleming and his creation.

From first editions to original movie posters, the catalogue showcases the evolution of Bond over fourteen books and countless films. Great pride has gone in to sourcing these items and I am thrilled to share the collection with my clients, as well as the members of Soho House who came to the exhibition.

If you would like to order a copy of the catalogue or just want to wax lyrical about book collecting, feel free to contact me.

Whether you are a long-time Fleming collector or a newcomer to the world of rare books, I hope that the catalogue will serve as a source of inspiration and that you find something to add to your collection.

Here’s to another 70 years of Bond!

Below you’ll find a few snaps of the exhibition


April 18, 2023 — Oliver Bayliss