James Bond, the super-spy shares a long-standing fascination for Bentley cars. And to celebrate the release of the new Bond book by Jeffery Deaver titled Carte Blanche, publisher Hodder & Stoughton has joined hands with Bentley Motors for a special edition luxury copies of the new novel pre-booking basis. Limited to 500 editions only, the book presented in a special case has been designed by Bentley Senior Designer Brett Boydell. Limited to 500 copies only, each of these collectibles will be priced at £1,000 ($1,650) on pre-order and delivered after publication date.
The book’s concept draws its inspiration from the new Bentley Continental GT, Bond’s chosen to ride through the set in the deserts of Dubai to keep in tandem with the novel in question. The case has been cast in polished aluminum, reminiscent of the vehicle’s posh aerodynamic and curvy exteriors. The book will be bound in white Nappa leather, and a Pillar Box red edging, just like the car’s interiors. On the inside, the book’s title, author’s name, and the Bentley logo have been embossed on the front and foil-blocked onto the spine. The book has been printed using black and red text that too on ivory paper, that spot matching red leather endpapers.
The press release further reveals,” The pages are expertly cut and trimmed to reflect the handcrafted techniques of the Bentley construction process. As with the other details of the special edition, the colors are carefully selected from the Bentley range. The book sits on a base of black anodized aluminum, chosen not to mark the white leather. In one last twist, playing on the idea of an agent being given Carte Blanche is one of the most dramatic design features: a die-cut bullet hole that pierces pages of the book. Hidden within the pages is a single polished 9mm bullet, individually marked with a number distinct to each copy, making the edition truly unique.” For details, click here.