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Thrilling Cities

By Fleming, Ian


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Thrilling Cities is the title of a collection of non-fiction travel articles by James Bond creator Ian Fleming. The book was published by Glidrose Productions first in Great Britain in 1963, followed by an American edition in 1964. The book is a collection of articles Fleming wrote for the London Sunday Times, based on two trips he took between 1959 and 1960 at the behest of Times travel editor Leonard Russell. The book version includes material edited out of the original articles.

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Thrilling Cities

FLEMING, Ian

London: Jonathan Cape,, 1963. Octavo. Original white cloth backed paper covered boards, titles to spine gilt, black endpapers, top edge stained black. With the dust jacket. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. 48 pages of illustrations from photos. Boards lightly rubbed and bumped at extremities. A very good copy in the jacket. First edition, first impression. The dedication copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "To 'a man called "CD" ' from Ian". The printed author's note reads "Nothing remains but to dedicate this biased, cranky but at least zestful hotchpotch to my friends and colleagues on The Sunday Times in London and abroad, and particularly to a man called 'CD', who pulled the trigger.....". Sir Charles Denis Hamilton was a close friend and colleague of Ian Fleming, a director of Kemsley Newspapers and editor of the Sunday Times. Fleming had written seven James Bond novels when he was approached by Hamilton with a plum journalistic assignment: to take a five-week, all-expenses-paid trip to visit the world's most exciting cities. Fleming's trip took in Hong Kong, Macau and Tokyo, then Honolulu, and back home via the major US cities. The material he gathered for this book also furnished much of the backdrop and research for the five Bond novels and seven short stories that would follow.

  • Published: 1963
Sold by: Peter Harrington
$20,576.25

Thrilling Cities

FLEMING, Ian

London, Jonathan Cape. 1963 , 1963. UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY of the First Edition. 8vo., With plates. Publisher's softcovers in the proof-only dustwrapper. Light edgewear, spine a touch sunned, but a near fine copy nonetheless. A very good copy indeed. The Paul Davis-designed dustwrapper is uncut, with square corners (the published book jacket wrapper has clipped corners) and the publication date is stamped at the foot of the front flap. The proof book contains several differences to the hardback, mostly of a typographical nature; some ommissions appear on the copyright page, the final leaf of text differs and there are no picture credits printed at the rear. A scarce Fleming proof; only 175 copies were printed, being a much lower print run than many of the author's James Bond proofs. Thrilling Cities is a travelogue account of various exotic locations, many of which feature in the author's James Bond thrillers, including Hong Kong, Tokyo, Macao, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Vienna, Geneva and Monte Carlo. These were serialised in The Sunday Times (1959-60) and are collected here for the first time in book form. A16a.

  • Published: 1963
Sold by: Adrian Harrington Rare Books
$6,584.40

Thrilling Cities (First Edition, First State)

Fleming, Ian

London: Jonathan Cape, (1963). First Edition, First Printing, First State. Hardcover. About Fine/Near Fine. Grey patterened paper over boards with quarter white cloth spine, title stamped in gilt onto spine, top edge stained black, black endpapers, 8vo (8-3/4 inches tall), pp. 223, illustrated with 82 B&W photographs. Volume toned at edges, front pastedown with illustrated "Redpath Museum - McGill University" decorative bookplate, name in pencil verso ffep. Price-clipped DJ with faint toning to edges, tiny rubs to spine ends, three pinhead-sized dots of pink missing from foot of spine panel and an unobtrusive scratch to front panel. A very unusual copy - preceeding the first state of the first Cape edition - with all errors as called for, but lacking the erratum slip or any evidence of it ever having been there. This is because some copies were shipped overseas during the first two days of the production run, prior to the selection of an incorrect photo being noticed. Hence the need for an erratum slip. Gilbert notes there are just two other known copies of the first state that lack the errata slip. This copy also in the first state DJ, with the lamination uncorrected. Ref. Gilbert, A16a(1.1)

  • Published: (1963)
  • Condition: About Fine
  • Edition: First Edition, First Printing, First State
Sold by: Harropian Books, IOBA
$1,371.15

Thrilling Cities

FLEMING, Ian

London: Jonathan Cape,, 1963. Octavo. Original white cloth backing grey flecked boards, spine lettered in gilt, black endpapers, top edge black. With the dust jacket. 48 plates. An exceptional copy in the bright jacket. First edition, first impression. Fleming's impressions of 13 cities in Asia, the United States and Europe, based on articles he wrote for the London Sunday Times in 1959 and 1960.

  • Published: 1963
Sold by: Peter Harrington
$617.29

Thrilling Cities

Ian Fleming

London : Jonathan Cape . Very Good . 1963 . . Hard Back . .

  • Published: 1963
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition:
Sold by: St. Mary's Books & Prints
$411.53

Thrilling Cities

FLEMING, Ian

London: Jonathan Cape, 1963., 1963. First Edition. Octavo, pp.223. Finely bound in recent black half morocco with gilt titles to spine, marbled paper sides, top edge tinted black. Illustrated with photographic plates. With the Erratum slip to final leaf.Edges a touch thumed otherwise a clean, fine copy. Thrilling Cities is a travelogue account of various exotic locations, many of which feature in the author's James Bond thrillers, including Hong Kong, Tokyo, Macao, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Vienna, Geneva and Monte Carlo. These were serialised in The Sunday Times (1959-60) and are collected here for the first time in America in book form. Fleming would always seek out the "authentic pulse" of a city, by venturing down back alleys and away from the beaten track, It is this instinct that he believes lead him towards producing thriller novels.

  • Published: 1963
Sold by: Adrian Harrington Rare Books
$288.07

Thrilling Cities (First Edition)

Fleming, Ian

New York: New American Library, 1964. FIRST AMER. EDITION, first printing. Original tan full cloth hardcover binding. Original dust jacket is price cliped. No previous owner's names, not exlibrary. Overall an EXCELLENT book in a VERY GOOD brodart protected dust jacket. . First American Edition. Full Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.

  • Published: 1964
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: First American Edition
Sold by: Ziern-Hanon Galleries
$225.00

Thrilling Cities

Fleming, Ian

London: Jonathan Cape, 1963. Spine of d-j badly faded/sunned, chipped at head and foot of spine, corners bumped. Front and rear boards clean apart from head and foot of spine which is slightly discoloured, binding slightly shaken, pp clean.. First Edition. Hard. Good Minus/Fair. 8vo.

  • Published: 1963
  • Condition: Good Minus
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Bookcase
$197.53

Thrilling Cities

FLEMING, Ian

London: Jonathan Cape, (1963).. First edition. 224 pp. Original cloth backed paper boards, gilt lettered to the spine, top edge black, dust jacket, not price clipped. Jacket spine worn at the head and slightly faded, else very good. 48 pages of black and white illustrations. Articles on 13 cities, including Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York and Berlin, originally published in the Sunday Times. Gilbert, A16A, 1.1. First state, with the erratum slip at p. 223 and full lamination to the rear flap.

Sold by: Bow Windows Bookshop
$164.61

Thrilling Cities

FLEMING, Ian

London: Jonathan Cape. 1963. F First Edition. A fine copy in a vg++ d.w., lamination chipping head spine, some other loght edgewear, two short closed marginal nicks. The spine bright and totally unfaded, and scarce thus. An attractive example.

  • Published: 1963
  • Condition:
  • Edition: F First Edition
Sold by: collectors treasury
$148.50

Thrilling Cities (James Bond, 007, Ian Fleming)

Fleming, Ian

New York: New American Library, 1964. First American Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good plus/Very Good. Mustard cloth over boards, city motif stamped in black onto top board, title stamped in orange onto spine, 8vo (9 inches tall), pp. viii, 246, top edge stained orange, colored endpapers, headbands, "First publication in the United States, 1964." stated on copyright page. Volume with slight fade to top edge stain and board edges, tiny tap to top edge of rear board, very occasional spot of foxing within. Price-intact DJ with light edge wear and a few small rubs to front panel, shallow chip at top edge of front panel, scattered foxing and a stray 1/2 inch ink mark at top of front flap. Travel around the world visiting some of it's most famous cities with Ian Fleming, creator of one of the most famous and successful book and film franchises of all time. This American edition includes the six page short story "007 in New York", which was not published in the Cape UK edition. DJ artwork and chapter head vignettes by Milton Glaser. Gilbert A16b(1).

  • Published: 1964
  • Condition: Very Good plus
  • Edition: First American Edition, First Printing
Sold by: Harropian Books, IOBA
$114.26

Thrilling Cities

FLEMING, Ian

New York: New American Library, 1964. First. hardcover. near fine/near fine. 8vo, mustard cloth (light soil on spine), d.w. New York: New American Library, (1964). First American Edition. This edition contains a short story "007 in New York" which does not appear in the English edition,

  • Published: 1964
  • Condition: near fine
  • Edition: First
Sold by: Argosy Book Store
$85.00

THRILLING CITIES

FLEMING, Ian

New American Library, 1964.. 246 pp. Hardcover. First American edition. Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket. Ghosting from where newspaper clipping on 'Bond girls' from films has been inserted. Slight wear to jacket. Else bright, tight and clean. ISBN: B000FVM5BG

Sold by: Horizon Books
$71.25

Thrilling Cities

FLEMING, Ian

London: Jonathan Cape. 1963. F First Edition. A near fine/vg++ copy (ink name inside ffep, light tape stains to endpapers else clean and tight) in a near fine unclipped spinefaded d.w., white lettering still legible.

  • Published: 1963
  • Condition:
  • Edition: F First Edition
Sold by: collectors treasury
$66.00

Thrilling Cities

FLEMING Ian

London: Jonathan Cape, 1963 unclipped DW has a very sunned spine, the red has almost faded completely to white, short tears at corners, gift inscription to verso of fep facing half title, small rubber name stamp top corner of half title, otherwise tidy used copy, some faint foxing to the spine cloth, 223pp + plates, Ian Fleming on some of the world's exotic cities. First Edition. Quarter cloth. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall.

  • Published: 1963
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Fortuna Books
$65.09

Thrilling Cities

Fleming, Ian

New York: New American Library, 1964. some light stains on fore-edge otherwise fine in dust jacket.. First American Edition.

  • Published: 1964
  • Edition: First American Edition
Sold by: Mordida Books
$65.00

Thrilling Cities

Ian Fleming

New York: New American Library, 1964. Very slight bumps to corners, very clean, unmarked. Jacket shows light wear at top edges, 1" closed tear top front, 1/2" closed tear top back, not price clipped. A collection of essays about thirteen cities around the world.. First American Edition. Tan Cloth. Very Good+/Very Good. Illus. by Milton Glaser.

  • Published: 1964
  • Condition: Very Good+
  • Edition: First American Edition
Sold by: Trench Books
$60.00

Thrilling Cities (First Edition)

Fleming, Ian

New York: Signet Books, 1965. FIRST EDITION thus. First printing (so stated). Original mass market paperback moderate wear and slightly soiled. No previous owner's names, not exlibrary. Overall in FAIR condition.. First Edition Thus. Mass Market Paperback. Fair. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Paperback.

  • Published: 1965
  • Condition: Fair
  • Edition: First Edition Thus
Sold by: Ziern-Hanon Galleries
$49.50

Thrilling Cities

Fleming, Ian

New American Library (1964) First American Issue, a look before the scenes of the world's most fabulous places by the creator of James Bond, vg+/nr fine in like DJ. First American Edition.

  • Edition: First American Edition
Sold by: A Gyenis
$45.00

Thrilling Cities: A Look Behind The Scenes of the World’s Most Fabulous Places

Fleming, Ian

New American Library., 1964. First U.S. Edition.. Hardcover.. Near Fine/--/No Dust Jacket.. 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 x 1.. NON SMOKING STORE. My listing includes PHOTO OF ACTUAL BOOK for sale. Book Interior NEAR FINE/ Dust Jacket Missing. Book has red cloth boards and ivory cloth spine with black lettering. Book has very light scuffing of top and bottom edges, very light crease on top of spine, three marks on top edge of pages where red colour is lighter, largest is 1 inch x 3/8 inch. Book is clean, tight. Sewn binding. No photos. Black/white illustrations. Rag edge pages. Includes Hong Kong, Macao, Tokyo, Honolulu, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Chicago, New York, Hamburg, Berlin, Vienna, Geneva, Naples, Monte Carlo. By the creator of James Bond.

  • Published: 1964
  • Condition: Near Fine/--
  • Edition: First U.S. Edition.
Sold by: WILLOWBAY BOOKS
$38.00