"IAN FLEMING WAS DECIDEDLY A MAN OF OUR TIME, BUT IN ANY AGE SUCH AN UNCOMMON PERSONALITY… WOULD MAKE A STRONG IMPRESSION": FIRST EDITION OF FLEMING EDITOR WILLIAM PLOMER'S ADDRESS GIVEN AT THE MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR IAN FLEMING
(FLEMING, Ian) PLOMER, William. Address Given at the Memorial Service for Ian Fleming. (Kent: Privately printed at the Westerham Press), 1964. Slim octavo, original black cloth, paper cover label, original glassine; pp. 10.
First edition, hardback issue, one of approximately 50 copies, of this eulogy for Ian Fleming, written by his editor, the dedicatee of Goldfinger, William Plomer, and originally delivered at St. Bartholomew the Great.
Delivered on September 15, 1964, this eulogy for Ian Fleming, written by his editor, touches on Fleming's unique personality, his humility, and his success. Plomer was a South African poet and novelist known for his close relationships with London's mid-century literati, including Fleming. Plomer began working as a publisher's reader for Jonathan Cape in 1937; he was crucial to the publication of Fleming's work and went on to become a dedicatee of Goldfinger. Also issued in wrappers (substantially more common). Gilbert, 596.
Only light wear to original glassine. Book lovely and fine.