Rare James Bond memorabilia for sale at Peter Harrington

London based book dealers have been tasked with selling the superb James Bond memorabilia collection of Norwegian tycoon Martin Schoyen.

The collections comprises over 600 rare books, signed first editions, and scripts from James Bond author Ian Fleming.

Amongst many impressive items is one of only 125 proof copies of For Yours Eyes Only with a price of £7,500

For Your Eyes Only for sale at Peter Harrington

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Also for sale at £37,500 is Ian Fleming's copy of what is now widely acknowledged to be his first book 'Kemsley Newspapers Reference Book'. written by Fleming as a guidance book for journalists when he was employed as the Foreign Manager of Kemsley Newspapers. 


Ian Fleming Kemsley book at Peter Harrington

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Another star item available at £27,500 is Fleming's corrected manuscript of the 1986 James Bond continuation novel, Nobody Lives Forever which Fleming has signed and inscribed to himself 'final, edited ms'.

Nobody Lives Forever for sale at Peter Harrington

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The collection also includes Fleming's script for his final James Bond book 'The Man With The Golden Gun' with corrections from both Fleming, and Kingsley Amis, his posthumous editor, which is available at £195,000. 

Also for sale is Fleming's personal manuscript notebook full of handwritten notes regarding futures ideas for James Bond.

From Russia with Love script at Peter Harrington

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As a journalist Fleming would usually compose his work on a typewriter so  handwritten notes, especially relating to James Bond, are exceptionally rare. 

Only a few other examples of handwritten notes have appeared at acution, notably the Kemsley Newspapers, a few pages written about You Only Live Twice, and another working notebook with James Bond-related ideas, hence the estimate of £87,500.

The most valuable item available is Fleming's revised typescript of Diamonds are Forever, with many handwritten notations, available at £350,000.

There are a number of entry level pieces available including a first edition copy of Fleming's 'The Diamond Smugglers' available at £500.

Find out more at Peter Harrington.



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