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Although Ian Fleming did not provide James Bond with a birth date, John Pearson’s official fictional biography of the agent does, and it turns out that 007 would have turned 100 on November 11th, 2020. Coinciding with the centenary and the passing of Sean Connery aged 90 is Ewbank’s Auctions’ James Bond memorabilia sale, aptly titled A Time To Buy, on November 20. Ewbank’s have been holding dedicated Bond auctions for some time, with additional...

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In its latest catalogue, Fifty Fine Items, Peter Harrington Rare Books has included some fascinating volumes with interesting inscriptions by Charles Dickens, HG Wells, DH Lawrence, Ian Fleming and Oskar Schindler. Among others the catalogue contains a superb presentation copy of Oliver Twist, inscribed by the author to his close friend William Charles Macready on the title page: “W.C. Macready from his affectionate friend Charles Dickens Christmas 1841.” Macready was an actor and theatre-manager and was...

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Rare bookseller Peter Harrington is offering for sale a remarkable collection of Ian Fleming’s James Bond books. To be shown at the Masterpiece antiques event in London, the collection includes first editions signed to Winston Churchill, Robert Kennedy and others, and has been valued at £2.5m. Described as the most significant Ian Fleming collection ever to appear on the market, it contains inscribed first editions of every James Bond book published in the author’s lifetime....

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