Casino Royale first edition sells for £24,180 at auction
A first edition of Ian Flemingâs Casino Royale, (1953) thrilled bidders, selling for Â£24,180 at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctionsâ sale of Modern Literature on Friday 11th April, held at their saleroom in Londonâs Mayfair.
The first book in the 007 series, Casino Royale (1953) introduced Flemingâs renowned James Bond franchise to the world.
Written by Fleming in Jamaica, the book received stellar reviews and the first UK print run sold out in under a month. The dust jacket was designed by Fleming himself and the initial hardcover release was priced at 10s, 6d a copy. This rare first edition Casino Royale is in exceptional condition, and was the first of a complete collection of Flemingâs 007 novels to be offered during the sale. Also from the collection, a first edition of Live and Let Die, (1954), sold for Â£8,060, and a first edition of Moonraker, (1955) sold for Â£5,952.
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