First Edition of Ian Fleming’s Dr. No; Signed by Him

  • Dr. No.
  • Dr. No.

Dr. No.

Item Number: 72077

London: Jonathan Cape, 1958.

First edition in the first-issue dust jacket with Fleming’s name printed in black on the spine of the sixth Bond thriller, with the desirable silhouette of a dancing girl brown-stamped on the front cover. Octavo, original black cloth. Boldly signed by Ian Fleming on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the extremities. Jacket design by Pat Marriott.

The further adventures of "literature's most famous spy" (Steinbrunner & Penzler, 151) and basis for the first Bond film in 1962, starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress. Time acclaimed the title villain as "one of the least forgettable characters in modern fiction" (Black, 32). With brown-stamped dancing girl silhouette on front board ("probably intended to be Honeychile Rider" [Biondi & Pickard, 44]).