From Russia with Love | 1957, first edition, first impression.

£4,900.00 GBP £5,500.00

John F. Kennedy’s favourite book and the first of the Bond novels to have the dustjacket designed by Richard Chopping, who went on to execute many of the subsequent jackets, often in collaboration with Ian Fleming himself. The Chopping jackets are nothing short of iconic and this is considered by many to be his finest.

The gun on the front cover is based on that of Geoffrey Boothroyd’s, a British firearms expert who, after criticising Fleming’s choice of guns in Casino Royale, went on to become his advisor and, ultimately, the inspiration for the character of Q. An important first edition.

Condition and Description:

First edition, first impression, publisher’s black cloth, dust-jacket designed by Richard Chopping, unclipped, rear panel a little dust soiled, slight rubbing at extremities, otherwise a bright and very good-plus copy

Published by Jonathan Cape, London, 1957.