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Ian Fleming | Thunderball, 1961, first edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author to Denis Hamilton

Ian Fleming | Thunderball, 1961, first edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author to Denis Hamilton

Ian Fleming | Thunderball, 1961, first edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author to Denis Hamilton

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Ian Fleming

Thunderball. London: Jonathan Cape, 1961


8vo, FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION, PRESENTATION COPY inscribed by the author to Charles Denis Hamilton ("To C.D. | and the smaller C.D.'s! | from | Ian") on front free endpaper, original dark brown cloth, lettered in gilt, design to upper cover in blind, dust-jacket, in bespoke clamshell collector's box, some wear to edges and joints, chipped and worn to dust-jacket at head of spine, spine lightly toned, some wear to cloth at the head of spine


Denis Hamilton (1918-1988) was a close friend of Ian Fleming and the editor-in-chief and chairman of The Times newspaper. This copy of Thunderball is inscribed "To C.D. and the smaller C.D.s", the nickname from his full name, Charles Denis Hamilton, and the ‘smaller’ C.D.s being his children. The two men worked as journalists at Kemsley Newspapers and Fleming contributed to the Sunday Times throughout Hamilton’s tenure as editor. Hamilton advised Fleming on a number of his books. Fleming gave Hamilton a signed first edition of every book of the James Bond series.


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