A fine, signed copy of Kingsley Amis' analysis of the James Bond Novels. First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, Signed, With Dustwrapper.This book weighs 0.75 KG when packed. Signed by Kingsley Amis to a tipped in bookplate to the recto of front free endpaper:'Signed for a member of the New Fiction Society'. The James Bond Dossier' is Kingsley Amis' critical analysis of the James Bond Novels. This was the first formal literary study of James Bond as a character. It is also a literary analysis of Fleming's style and techniques. Due to Amis' commitment and respect of the series, he was later commissioned as the first continuation novelist for the James Bond novel series. He wrote'Colonel Sun' under the pseudonym'Robert Markham'. This work analyses the majority of the Bond canon, it only omits'Octopussy and the Living Daylights' which was published a year later. A wonderful opportunity to own a signed copy of this first critical text on the Bond novels. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Dustwrapper is in an excellent condition.
Light shelfwear to the extremities of the dustwrapper. Small loss to the head of front flyleaf and to the spine of dustwrapper at the word'Bond'.
A few light spots internally to the wrap. Pages are bright with just a few light spots to the front free endpaper. Overall Condition: Near Fine Near Fine. Fine - Very well preserved copy showing very little wear. Only one or two minor faults, really a very attractive copy.
Quite a wide term meaning no major faults but probably several smaller ones. Often expected given the age of the book, but still a respectable copy. Some more serious faults as will.Be described in the condition report under'condition. Good Only - Meaning one or more faults that could really do with repair. As with good only above but with other faults. Leaving a compromised copy even after repair.
Really bad and possibly seriously incomplete. We only sell books in this condition where their rarity or value makes them. Major defects will be described.
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