S otheby’s presents an unprecedented celebration of Bond in his many forms; in literature, on the big screen, and through photography, cars and memorabilia. A complete collection of Ian Fleming’s books commences the sale, including four exceptional presentation copies from Fleming to his close friends, as well as rare variants, proof copies, and books signed by on screen Bonds including Roger Moore and George Lazenby. Focusing on the era of Bond at his most classic, the cinematic offering includes rare early posters from the films starred in by Sean Connery and Roger Moore, including the poster for the first ever Bond film, Dr. No. Indeed, the sale heralds the 60th anniversary of the release of the film that commenced one of the longest running film series in history. Photographic stills from the sets give an insight into the creation of Bond, while props like the replica of Scaramanga’s gun from The Man with the Golden Gun shows the intricate care that was put into each production. Completing the sale is a car that has become synonymous with Bond; an Aston Martin DB5 presented for private treaty sale by RM Sotheby’s. Altogether the auction gives collectors of all tastes the chance to experience truly the very best of Bondiana as the British icon celebrates sixty years on our screens.