To celebrate the centenary of Ian Fleming’s
birth, Queen Anne Press is publishing his complete
works in limited edition hardback...
Queen Anne Press 007 Novels
24th June 2008
To celebrate the centenary
of Ian Fleming’s
birth Queen Anne Press is publishing an edition of his complete
There are eighteen volumes: all the James Bond novels, plus Thrilling
Diamond Smugglers, Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang and Talk of the
Devil. The last is a collection of rarely seen material, some
unpublished, the title being chosen from a list drawn up by
Fleming himself. Where applicable the books contain explanatory
written by Fleming in the flyleaves of his personal copies. No
such edition has been published before.
Above: From Russia With Love
Four very special and strictly limited categories are available,
all bound by Shepherds, Sangorski & Sutcliffe:
1) 26 sets, lettered A-Z, bound to the highest possible specification.
To include diamonds, gold leaf, pieces of eight (rather, pieces
of two), gilt-edges and handmade watermarked endpapers. Individual
slipcases. M & Q £18,000, otherwise PRICE: £14,000
2) 30 sets as above but lettered according to the Russian alphabet.
M to be auctioned for charity, otherwise PRICE: £14,000
3) 100 sets numbered 001-100. Based on Fleming’s own design
for a limited edition of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
Vellum spines, titles stamped in red gold on grey shadow, black
cloth boards, gilt-edges, handmade stamped endpapers. Individual
slipcases. 007 to be auctioned for charity, otherwise PRICE: £6,000
4) 250 sets numbered I-CCL. Bound in cloth, bearing a leather
plaque on the spine, the front stamped in gold with the recipient’s
initials. Gilt edges, specially printed endpapers. Individual
slipcases. PRICE 2,000.
Above: Diamonds Are Forever
Details may alter but the above gives a broad picture of how
the edition will look. All enquiries to [email protected]
Queen Anne Press was created in 1951 by Lord Kemsley, proprietor
of the Sunday Times, to publish the works of notable contemporary
authors. In 1952, as a wedding present to his then Foreign Editor,
he made Ian Fleming its managing director. Fleming remained at
the helm until his death in 1964. It was subsequently absorbed
by the Maxwell empire and became an imprint specialising in sports
books. In 2007 it was acquired by Fleming’s literary estate.
It is now managed by his niece Kate Grimond and his nephew Fergus
Above: For Your Eyes Only