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Fleming, Ian
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER. JONATHAN CAPE, 1956
Estimate
3,0005,000
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164
Fleming, Ian
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER. JONATHAN CAPE, 1956
Estimate
3,0005,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Fleming, Ian
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER. JONATHAN CAPE, 1956
8vo, FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION (with "Boofy" for "Dolly" on p.134), half-title, original black cloth (Gilbert's Type B), ruled in blind in a repeated diamond pattern with silver diamond motif on upper board, titled in silver on spine, DUST-JACKET, collector's black cloth slipcase, dust-jacket very lightly browned
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Literature

Gilbert A4a(1.2)

Catalogue Note

Fleming had appropriated the nickname "Boofy" from his wife's cousin Lord Arran, who was known as Arthur "Boofy" Gore. Unfortunately, the character Fleming has chosen was a particularly unpleasant one, and upset Lord Arran. Fleming apologized and - for the only time - revised the character's name in the proof stage from 'Gore' to 'Kidd'. However, one mention of the nickname "Boofy" remained in the published text, which was swiftly corrected for the second impression.

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