FLEMING | Casino Royale, 1953, corrected proof copy
CASINO ROYALE. LONDON: JONATHAN CAPE, 1953
8vo, UNRECORDED CORRECTED PROOF COPY OF THE FIRST JAMES BOND BOOK, original green wrappers, lettered by hand on upper wrapper, collector's chemise and blue half morocco box
APPARENTLY NOT IN GILBERT.
Jon Gilbert notes uncorrected proof copies of Casino Royale (identified by a different setting of the title-page and a longer opening sentence than published in the first edition).
The present copy has a title-page and opening sentence which match the first edition. The first (A) gathering comprises seven leaves (without the half-title) however the final (O) gathering also comprises seven leaves - with two blank leaves - between p. 214 and p. 215. It is crudely bound with stitching and, given the lack of printed wrappers, it is assumed that this is a corrected proof copy.
some soiling, loss to upper wrapper at top right corner, loss to paper at spine, rear joint splitting at foot, tear to lower wrapper
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