The Diamond Smugglers.

£400.00 GBP £750.00

One of only two non-fiction books published by Ian Fleming, it was written in collaboration with John Collard (under the pseudonym "John Blaize"), the MI5 agent who co-ordinated the elimination of a diamond smuggling racket in West Africa during the mid-1950s, and Sir Percy Sillitoe, the former head of MI5 and founder of IDSO.

First edition, first impression and first state. Publisher's black cloth with titles to the spine in bronze, original dust-jacket illustrated by Denis Piper. A near fine example of a scarce issue, being bound in the rarer of the two bindings. A lovely copy.

Published by Jonathan Cape, London 1957.