John Pearson - Ian Fleming : The Notes signed 1st edition
First edition, first printing in new and unread condition. Signed by Fergus Fleming (nephew of Ian Fleming, and author of the introduction). This is an un-numbered Publisher or "out of sequence") copy (endorsed "o/s" by the publisher) that comes from the regular numbered 150 copy run - typically produced to allow for copies that get lost or damaged at any point between the start of printing to delivery to the customer it is identical in all other regards to that numbered edition.
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Here are the notes that John Pearson made in 1965 while researching The Life of Ian Fleming. They chart not only Fleming’s life – with details that never made it into the finished biography – but John’s own journey while investigating his subject. As such they form less a series of aides memoires than a book about writing a book. Compelling, insightful, irreverent and written in John’s inimitable style, they make an outstanding read. Never before published.
The Regular Edition is bound in dark-blue Plike paper with gold blocking and wrapped in a semi-opaque dust jacket, shown above.
376pp. Royal. Typography by Libanus Press. Covers by Prof. Phil Cleaver, Etal Design. Introduction by Fergus Fleming