Casino Royale - a fine first edition.
A fine first edition of the rarest of the James Bond books.
With copies featuring the dust jacket changing hands for upwards of £60k, this is a great way to collect Casino Royale without the whopping price! Casino Royale is still a strong investement without the jacket when in this condition and the value will continue to rise as it does across all the Fleming titles.
The first print run was less than 5000 copies, and more than half of those were sold to public libraries, making fine copies all the harder to find on the market.
First edition, first impression. Original publisher's black cloth, near-fine. Internally near-fine. A remarkable copy.
Published by Jonathan Cape, London, 1953.