New collectors’ editions
Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang by Ian Fleming, illustrated by John Burningham
A facsimile limited edition of the first edition of Ian Fleming’s famous children’s story about a magical flying car. The story was first published in three volumes between 1964 and 1965, each one illustrated by John Burningham. This edition follows the same pattern, with adaptations by John Burningham to his original artwork.
The Regular Edition comes in a racing green slipcase and is limited to 100 sets. The Deluxe Edition with specially designed bindings is limited to 50 sets and comes in a grey slipcase accompanied by a portfolio of two prints signed and numbered by John Burningham. For further details, please click here.
Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas with images by Peter Blake
Thomas’s renowned ‘play for voices’ is published with accompanying work by Sir Peter Blake – collages, drawings and watercolours – to complement the rich and sonorous words of Thomas’s masterpiece.
For details and pictures of the edition, which comes in three different bindings, two of which include prints by Peter Blake, please click here.
Queen Anne Press was founded in 1951 to publish limited editions by notable authors, and was managed in its early days by Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond and noted bibliophile. QAP’s manifesto today, continuing in the same tradition, is to produce good books by the best writers to the highest possible standard. QAP specialises in high-quality, one-off editions of a kind rarely found in mainstream publishing. Working in collaboration with Britain’s finest typographers, printers and binders QAP uses traditional methods and materials to ensure that its books look and feel as good books should. They are volumes to treasure – stunning additions to any bookshelf.
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Jon Gilbert was presented in April 2014 with the 16th ILAB Breslauer prize for Ian Fleming: The Bibliography.