New collectors’ editions
Ian Fleming: The Bibliography by Jon Gilbert
First published in 2012 and having rapidly sold out, this award-winning bibliography is available once more. The price remains at £175 with slipcases £35. To order a copy please contact our distributors Adrian Harrington Books
‘An outstanding work of meticulous scholarship, Ian Fleming: The Bibliography not only shows that modern authors are collectible, but also that modern authors merit exhaustive bibliographical scholarship. Jon Gilbert’s book has set a standard that will not easily be equalled and is, in every aspect, a most deserved winner of the 16th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography.’ – Arnoud Gerits, Prize Secretary, 2014
Coming soon Ian Fleming: The Book Collector
Everyone knows about Bond but few are aware of Ian Fleming’s passion for collecting books. In 1952, the year he wrote Casino Royale, he launched a periodical for bibliophiles: The Book Collector. By this time he was well into his collection of first editions of books that were crucial to modern civilisation (on TV, atomic fission, X-rays, birth control, the motor car and penicillin among other things). As an idea it was unique. Following his death in 1964 it was acquired by the Lilly Library, Indiana University.
The Book Collector is still very much alive and to celebrate the 65th anniversary of its birth it is devoting an issue to Ian Fleming. The collected articles will be published by Queen Anne Press in two limitations: 150 copies bound in cloth @ £150; and 26 copies lettered A-Z half-bound cloth on marbled paper @ £275, to include a reprinted copy of a flyer that Fleming wrote for The Book Collector in 1957. Individual articles will be available in a card-bound limitation of 125 with prices ranging from £10 to £30. As befits its heritage, this unique edition will be set and printed in letterpress.
Further details to come. Please click here to register interest.
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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Ian Fleming: The Book Collector (details in main column). To register an interest please click here.
Click on this link for more information on The Book Collector periodical itself.