FLEMING, IAN. 1908-1964. Dr. No. London: Jonathan Cape, 1958.

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FLEMING, IAN. 1908-1964.
Dr. No. London: Jonathan Cape, 1958.

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FLEMING, IAN. 1908-1964.
Dr. No. London: Jonathan Cape, 1958.
8vo. Publisher's plain black cloth, lettered in silver to spine, original pictorial dust jacket designed by Pat Marriot, some tiny chips to corner, and upper panel, dampstain to rear panel.

FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE, IN FIRST ISSUE JACKET. While the novel's sex and violence encountered harsh criticism in the U.K., the U.S. response was much kinder, where it was called "the most artfully bold, dizzyingly poised thriller of the decade" (James Sandoe in The New York Herald Tribune). Unsurprisingly, Hollywood saw it similarly, and Dr. No became the first of the Bond novels to be made into a film in 1962, starring Sean Connery as the dapper spy. Gilbert A6a(1.1).
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