This rare collection of 15 first-edition James Bond books will go on sale for a whopping $645k

If you’re a James Bond fan, here’s a super deal for you! A rare and much-touted for collection of first-edition Bond books is up for grabs. The exclusive set consists of 14 007 novels by Ian Fleming and a book by the birdwatcher that lent his name to the fictional spy and is expected to sell for a grand $645k.

Each of the books come in mint condition with their original dust wrappers intact. Ten of them also include personal inscriptions from the author, to his beloved mates including a former girlfriend, a Wing Commander, and a professional golfer.

Commenting on the set, Dr. Atkinson, who helped gather the collection for a private collector, said, “Fleming knew the value of books when they were signed, and he was quite sparing when he inscribed books to people,” he further added, “I think it’s fair to say he only inscribed books to people he liked.”

Stating that it took years to put together the collection, Dr. Atkinson also added, “We got them ( the books) from all parts of the globe and put them together, from auctions and private sales…We wrestled a few from private collections here and there.”

John Atkinson Fine and Rare Books will sell the first-edition James Bond book collection in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, for an estimated price of whopping $645k. Would you fancy buying this treasure?

[Via: BBC]

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