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Fleming first edition and Roald Dahl manuscript sell at auction

13-Dec-2008 • Collecting

At a recent auction at the Hollywood auction house, Profiles in History, the first British edition of Ian Fleming's You Only Live Twice in which Fleming wrote: "To the real James Bond from the thief of his identity" fetched 70,000 dollars (£46,530) - reports The Press Association.

The book was given as a present to American Ornithologist James Bond, who died shortly after he met Fleming in 1964.

And the second draft original handwritten manuscript of You Only Live Twice, signed by Roald Dahl, fetched 80,000 dollars (£53,200).

Other iconic films and props that made big bucks at the auction included Luke Skywalker's lightsaber prop and a set of "Lord of the Rings" covers, signed by author JRR Tolkien.

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