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"THE FILM INDUSTRY OUGHT TO HAVE BOUGHT ALL MY BOOKS BUT IN FACT, THOUGH THEY HAVE BOUGHT ALL MY BOOKS BUT IN FACT, THOUGH THEY HAVE BOUGHT 'CASINO ROYALE' AND 'MOONRAKER', THEY HAVE NOT PLUCKED UP ENOUGH COURAGE TO HAVE A BASH"

FLEMING, Ian. Typed letter signed. London, September 29, 1959.

Humorous 1959 typed signed letter from Ian Fleming to Ray Russell, the executive editor of Playboy, thanking him for his letter and for sending an issue of Playboy; discussing the film industry's limited purchases of rights to his books (confined to "Casino Royale," "Moonraker," and one original story); and promising to send self-portrait photographs, but apologizing for their waist-up nature. $15,000.

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"I AM NOW PUBLISHED BY VIKING WHO WILL BRING THIS NEXT BOOK 'FOR YOUR EYES ONLY' OUT IN THE SPRING"

FLEMING, Ian. Typed letter signed. London, December 14, 1959.

Outstanding 1959 typed signed letter from Ian Fleming to Ray Russell, the executive editor of Playboy, thanking Russell for offering to promote Fleming's next book, sharing news about the publication of "For Your Eyes Only," expressing gratitude for a copy of "The Permanent Playboy," and informing Russell of Fleming's upcoming trip to Jamaica, accompanied by Russell's typed preceding letter on newsprint discussing changes to one of Fleming's writings awaiting publication in Playboy and sending a copy of The Permanent Playboy, mentioned in the later letter. $8500.

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"A THOUSAND THANKS FOR THE POSITIVELY OBSCENE PICTURES… THE ONE I REALLY ENJOYED IS RUSSELL GOING TO THE ELECTRIC CHAIR WHILE ECTOPLASM DRIBBLES FROM MY LIPS AND CHARLES DOES UP HIS FLY BUTTONS"

FLEMING, Ian. Typed letter signed. London, December 7, 1959.

Fascinating 1959 typed signed letter with handwritten salutation and autograph corrections from Ian Fleming to Ray Russell, the executive editor of Playboy, thanking Russell for sending the "positively obscene" photos taken during Fleming's visit to the Playboy offices in Chicago; describing changes to the page proofs of "For Your Eyes Only" affecting the text of "The Hildebrand Rarity" slated for publication in Playboy; and discussing the complex problem of circulating Playboy in Britain given its reputation. Accompanied by the original telegram announcing Fleming's arrival in Chicago under an assumed name and Russell's typed preceding letter on newsprint expressing his pleasure at Fleming's visit to Playboy, noting the enclosure of the photos taken there and the permissions requirements for use, and setting a date for the publication of "The Hildebrand Rarity." $7000.

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"THE YOUNG BLADES OF THE TOWN ARE BECOMING INCREASINGLY PLAYBOY FANS"

FLEMING, Ian. Typed letter signed. London, October 19, 1960.

Wonderful 1960 typed signed letter, with a handwritten salutation and autograph corrections, from Ian Fleming to the executive editor of Playboy, Ray Russell, letting him know about the burgeoning popularity of Playboy in England, requesting that he arranging a subscription for Fleming's stepson (the 4th Baron O'Neill), and entreating Russell to send a note, accompanied by the original typed envelope and a Change of Address postcard hand-addressed by Fleming. $6000.

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“HOW’S YOUR COEFFICIENT OF TOUGHNESS, JAMES?”

FLEMING, Ian. For Your Eyes Only. London, 1960.

First edition of Fleming's eighth Bond title, the only collection of Bond short stories published in the author's lifetime, including the title story, "From a View to a Kill," and "Quantum of Solace." A lovely copy in an uncommonly bright, unfaded dust jacket. $4800.

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“TO BEGIN WITH HE WAS ASHAMED OF HIMSELF—A RARE STATE OF MIND”

FLEMING, Ian. Thunderball. London, 1961.

First edition of Fleming’s ninth Bond novel, featuring the first appearance of the superspy’s memorable nemesis, the villainous mastermind behind SPECTRE, Ernst Blofeld, who steals two nuclear warheads and threatens the world. $3200.

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"A NAKED ARM SMELLING OF CHANEL NO. 5 SNAKED ROUND HIS NECK…"

FLEMING, Ian. Man With the Golden Gun. London, 1965.

First edition of Fleming’s final Bond novel, published the year after the author’s death, in which 007 travels to Fleming’s beloved Jamaica to neutralize the assassin of the book’s title. $1500.

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“IF ANYONE CAN BRING IT OFF, YOU CAN. CARE TO HAVE A TRY, JAMES?”

FLEMING, Ian. You Only Live Twice. London, 1964.

First edition, first state, of the 12th James Bond novel—the last published in Fleming's lifetime—set in Japan and featuring the further plots of veteran Bond villain Ernst Blofeld. $1500.

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