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FLEMING | Diamonds are Forever, 1956, first edition

FLEMING | Diamonds are Forever, 1956, first edition

FLEMING | Diamonds are Forever, 1956, first edition

IAN FLEMING

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER. LONDON: JONATHAN CAPE, 1956


8vo, FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION (with "Boofy" for "Dolly"), original black cloth (Gilbert's Type B), lettered in silver, design to upper cover in silver and blind, DUST-JACKET, collector’s black cloth folding box


A FINE COPY.


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.


LITERATURE:

Gilbert A4a (1.2)

Dust-jacket very slightly nicked at corners


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