Ian Fleming | Diamonds are Forever. London: Jonathan Cape, 1956, first edition
700 - 900 GBP
Diamonds are Forever. London: Jonathan Cape, 1956
FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION (with "Boofy" for "Dolly"), 8vo, original black cloth (Gilbert's Type B), lettered in silver, design to upper cover in silver and blind, DUST-JACKET, light spotting, extremities slightly bumped, dust-jacket spotted and frayed with some loss at extremities
Fleming had appropriated the nickname "Boofy" from his wife's cousin Lord Arran, who was known as Arthur "Boofy" Gore. The name choice upset Lord Arran, since the character Fleming had chosen was a particularly unpleasant one. Fleming apologized and 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.
Gilbert A4a (1.2)
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