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Diamonds Are Forever

By Fleming, Ian




Ian Fleming (1908-1964), creator of the world's best-known secret agent, is the author of fourteen James Bond books. Born in London in 1908 and educated at Eton and Sandhurst, he became the Reuters Moscow correspondent in 1929. In the spring of 1939, Fleming went back to Moscow as a special correspondent for the London Times. In June of that same year, he joined Naval Intelligence and served throughout World War II, finally earning the rank of Commander, RNVSR (Sp.). Much of the James Bond material was drawn directly from Fleming's experiences as an intelligence officer. Later, Fleming became a consultant on foreign affairs for the London Sunday Times, by which time he had become far better known as the creator of James Bond.


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Diamonds are Forever

Fleming, Ian

Jonathan Cape, 1956 First Edition, First Printing. An outstanding copy seldom seen in this nice condition. This original unsophisticed First Issue dustjacket has NO chips or tears. The colors are vibrant and the 12s.6d.net price is present on the front flap. The book is in amazing shape and appears unread. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall. a stunning copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION, housed in a custom clamshell slipcase. An ideal copy for even the most discerning collector.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Price: $14,000.00


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Diamonds are Forever

FLEMING, Ian Lancaster (1908-1964)

London: Jonathan Cape, 1956. FIRST EDITION, First Impression, Binding A. Octavo, 257 pp. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, titled in silver, in pictorial dustwrapper designed by Pat Marriott, housed in a quarter leather clamshell box. An ASSOCIATION COPY, formerly belonging to Sefton Delmer, a fellow intelligence agent, journalist colleague and close friend of Ian Fleming. Delmer bookplate (Valley Farm) to pastedown. A used copy, showing some general wear and handling but with a wonderful association; Delmer himself is characterized on page 23, as a boyfriend of James Bond's secretary Lil. The young reporters Delmer and Fleming met in Moscow in the 'thirties and they would soon work closely together in Naval Intelligence. After the war, they took similar career paths, with Delmer becoming Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for the Daily Express and Fleming joining The Sunday Times as their Foreign Manager. In a typed statement, Sefton Delmer records "He [Fleming] was the godfather of my son. 'Call him Felix' he had said, 'there are too many Felix's in this world'. And he followed his own advice by creating an American partner for James Bond called Felix Leiter" [source: Ian Fleming Bibliographical Archive]. Ian Fleming: The Bibliography, A4a (1.1), pp.131, 639-40.

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Price: £ 10,000.00
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Diamonds Are Forever

Ian Fleming

UK: Jonathan Cape, 1956. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming First Edition Published by Jonathan Cape 1956. No inscriptions, unmarked and unblemished throughout. Page block square and tight. Covers fine, silver lettering and motif still very much bright. A fine copy in like original dust jacket. Not price clipped. An excellent copy.

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Price: £ 9,500.00
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Diamonds are Forever

FLEMING, IAN

London: Jonathan Cape, 1956. Silver lettered diamond patterned black cloth in pictorial dust jacket. The fourth James Bond book. Some edgewear at head and heel of spine. Inscription on front endpaper. An exceptional copy. . 1st Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo.

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Price: $9,250.00


Diamonds are Forever

Fleming, Ian

Jonathan Cape, 1956 First Edition, First Priting. A beautiful dustjacket with minor wear to the spine and edges. This original dustjacket is vibrant in color with no pieces missing. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the panels. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the First Issue dustjacket. We buy Fleming First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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Price: $9,000.00


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Diamonds are Forever

Fleming, Ian

Near fine first edition, "first published in 1956" stated on copyright page and no additional printings listed. Very light shelf wear and small tear on spine, tiny brown spot on top of several page edges. In near fine dust jacket, with light chipping and tanning on spine edges and hinges. Smoothed fold runs the length of the DJ horizontally and vertically. Housed in custom-made slip case.

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Price: $6,500.00


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Diamonds are Forever

FLEMING, Ian

London: Jonathan Cape, 1956. First. hardcover. fine/near fine. Black cloth stamped in silver. d.w. London: Cape, (1956). First Edition. Owner ink stamp on front end-paper, under the dust wrapper flap. The dust jacket bears the price of 12s.6d. It is rubbed on the edges of the spine & corners but is an excellent copy of Fleming's 4th James Bond title.

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Diamonds Are Forever

Fleming, Ian

London: Cape, 1956. A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1956. A near fine book without inscriptions (titling a little faded on the spine), in a near fine unclipped wrapper which has a little touch up of colour to the tail of the spine and to the edge of the spine. There is no loss and the book is a very nice example indeed.

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Diamonds are Forever

Fleming, Ian

London: Jonathan Cape, 1956 First edition, first printing, in Gilbert's Binding A. Publisher's black cloth, ruled in blind with a repeating diamond pattern, stamped in silver with a diamond motif to front board, lettered in silver to spine; plain white endpapers, in the original pictorial dust jacket designed by Pat Marriott, featuring the chin, shoulders, and torso of Tiffany Case, dressed in a black, low-cut dress and wearing a large pear-shaped diamond pendant, over a black background. About fine with a slight lean to spine, toning to top edge of text block, and a faint gray mark to the fore edge; in a very good dust jacket with light wear to extremities and chipping to spine ends, front fold with a split extending down from top edge, front panel with some faint foxing, rear panel with a few small stains, verso of spine ends with tape repairs. Overall, a beautiful copy of this scarce book. Gilbert A4a (1.1) Diamonds are Forever follows British Secret Service agent James Bond from Sierra Leone to the United States in an attempt to thwart an illegal diamond smuggling trade. Although he was an English citizen, Fleming's "familiarity with many aspects of American life, shiny and shady, gives cold actuality to the most exciting and ingenious story he has written." It was adapted into a film of the same name starring Sean Connery as Bond in 1971. Notably, Fleming's background research for this novel, specifically the interviews he conducted with the International Diamond Security Organisation, ultimately formed the basis for his later non-fiction work The Diamond Smugglers.. Illus. by Marriott, Pat. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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Diamonds Are Forever

FLEMING, Ian

London: Jonathan Cape. (1956). His fourth James Bond novel. Shallow dampstaining evident on lower boards; near fine in a very good dust jacket with minor rubbing to the edges and the folds and a small architectural drawing on the verso. In a custom, quarter leather clamshell case. Unless otherwise noted, our first editions are first printings. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

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Diamonds Are Forever

FLEMING, Ian

London: Jonathan Cape, 1956. First U.K. Edition. Hardcover. The fourth Bond novel, basis for Guy Hamilton's 1971 film starring Sean Connery, Jill St. John, and Charles Gray. Gilbert A4a.(1.1). First Impression, one of 14,604 copies. Octavo (19.5cm); Gilbert's Binding A, black cloth with blind-stamped diamond pattern to covers, titles stamped in silver on spine, and baguette-cut diamond stamped in silver at center of front cover; dustjacket; 257, [1]pp. Mild wear to spine ends, rear board corners gently tapped, faint crease to center of front board, with scattered foxing to preliminary and terminal leaves; Very Good, sound copy. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 12s.6d. net), edgeworn and spine-sunned, tape residue to crown on verso, with evidence of insect tracking, and some small chips and tears to extremities; Good to Very Good.

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Diamonds are Forever

Fleming, Ian

London: Jonathan Cape. DJ in archival cover edge ware tears to head and foot of spine ith tape repair. Stated first published 1956. . Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1956.

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Diamonds are Forever

Fleming, Ian

London: Jonathan Cape, 1956. First Edition. Very Good/Good. First British edition, first printing. First state, lacking the month on the copyright page. Publisher's diamond embossed patterned covers, stamped in silver. Very Good, with lean to spine, heavy foxing edge of textblock and page throughout, previous owner details to front free endpaper, tape ghosts to front and rear free endsheets, and bookseller label to front paste down. In a Good dust jacket, with publisher's price of 12s 6d net intact, chipping at spine ends, laminate or tape reinforcements to edges of flaps on printed recto and evidence of glue to verso of flaps, mending tissue repairs to spine folds made to blank verso, toning to spine. A serviceable copy of the fourth James Bond novel.

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Price: $1,250.00


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Diamonds Are Forever

Ian Fleming

UK: Jonathan Cape, 1956. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming First Edition Jonathan Cape 1956. Completely free of any inscriptions or signs of ownership. No foxing or toning. Covers near fine with embossed silver still bright. In original VG price clipped dust jacket.

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Price: £ 850.00
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Diamonds are Forever.

FLEMING, Ian.

London: Jonathan Cape,, 1956. Octavo (185 x 121 mm). Finely bound for Asprey by Zaehnsdorf in black morocco, spine lettered in gilt, spine compartments and covers ruled in gilt, turn-ins tooled with acorn roll in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. With the original dust jacket bound in at rear. A fine copy. First edition, first impression, handsomely bound for the luxury purveyors Asprey. Diamonds are Forever was Fleming's fourth Bond novel, adapted into a film starring Sean Connery in 1971.

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Price: £ 750.00
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Diamonds are Forever

Fleming Ian

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1956. Nice copy of first printing which is stated on copyright page. Light gray boards with red and black lettering and design on spine and front board. Boards are fresh with sharp tips. Spine ends cupped a bit. No markings. Tight and square. Clean copy. Jacket has light wear with minor paper loss at spine ends, light tanning at front flap with crease and rubbing on rear panel. Jacket has price intact ($2.75) but front flap clipped at bottom. Jacket is now protected in mylar. Scarce now in first printing. . First American Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Diamonds are Forever

Ian Fleming

First Edition/Stated First Printing; A very good book in a very good dust jacket. A handsome copy of this novel being the 4th in the James Bond series and the basis for the excellent film. This volume is in very good condition with a general age toning to the boards and page edges, some light soiling to the boards, and 2 small stains, one at the spine head and one at the spine foot (see scans); the binding is tight, the pages are clean, and no markings are present. Housed in a very good dust jacket that also shows a general age toning and some light soiling to the panels, a large chip to the spine head and some smaller chips to the spine foot and corners, and a couple of small closed tears to the top edge of the back panel. Not price clipped ($2.75 intact) and not ex-library. Overall, a clean, bright, and tight copy of this title difficult to find in collectible condition; in archival protection.

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Price: $650.00


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Diamonds Are Forever - Superbly rebound

Fleming, Ian

Cape, 1956. Hardcover. Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1956. A fine book without inscriptions, handsomely rebound in full black leather with gilt decorations and marbled endpapers. A superb copy beautifully rebound.

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Price: £ 425.00
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Diamonds Are Forever

Fleming, Ian

Cape, 1956. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1956. A near fine book with a trace of spotting to the page edges. No inscriptions. A few small blue spots to the front endpaper. Sharp corners. Lovely copy indeed.

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Price: £ 375.00
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Diamonds are Forever

Fleming, Ian

London: Jonathan Cape. DJ in archival cover. Fifth impression 1963 . Fine. Hardcover. 1963.

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Diamonds Are Forever

Ian Fleming

UK: The First Edition Library, 1984. First Thus . Hardcover. As New/As New. Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming First Thus The First Edition Library 1984. Facsimile edition of the original novel in slipcase. Still sealed in the original cellophane wrap, unopened. Mint.

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Diamonds are Forever

Fleming Ian

2007-01-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $237.84


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DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER FEL First Edition Library

Ian Fleming

Shelton, CT: The First Edition Library - FEL Jonathan Cape. Facsimile edition. 1984. The First Edition Library - FEL; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine dust jacket in a Fine slipcase. Facsimile Edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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Diamonds are Forever

Fleming, Ian

Shelton: First Edition Library, 1984. A fine facsimile of the first edition with d/w. In slipcase as issued.First Edition Library is noted for it's precise replication of expensive 'Original First Editions'. Every published work is identical to the original edition even down to the minor printing errors. Meticulously reproduced, their facsimiles have the same weight, size, typeface, art, dustjacket, finish and texture as the originals. These facsimiles further improve upon the originals as each book is printed on acid-free paper lasting for centuries and each volume is handsomely slip-cased to protect the exact reproduction. . Facsimile. Hardback. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

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Diamonds Are Forever

Ian Fleming

First Edition Library, 1984. Hardcover. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Minor shelf and handling wear, overall a clean solid copy with minimal signs of use. Clean unmarked pages with good binding. Slipcase with book in a plastic bag to protect on the self. Beautiful Facsimile Copy. Secure packaging for safe delivery.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Price: $209.18


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Diamonds Are Forever (The James Bond Classic Library)

Ian Fleming

1997-09-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $196.75


Diamonds Are Forever

Ian Fleming

G K Hall & Co, 1985-01. Hardcover. Good.

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Diamonds are Forever

Fleming, Ian

Softcover. 160 pp. Signet Books/ New American Library, New York (1956). First Edition of Signet paperback edition: "10th Printing: September, 1963" stated on CP. 50-cent cover price. Book is exceptionally clean and bright, with no markings inside or out. Normal surface scratches on front and rear covers. Tight binding with no reader's creases. Small tear at top of spine. More photos upon request. Shipped in a box within a box, in bubble wrap, with a tracking number.

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Price: $175.00


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Diamonds Are Forever

Ian Fleming

UK: Jonathan Cape, 1959. 1st Edition 3rd Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming First Edition Third Printing Jonathan Cape 1959. Previous owner's name inscription and address written on ffep. Internally unblemished. Covers are near fine with silver lettering still very much bright. In original near VG price clipped dust jacket which has some fraying and creasing..

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Price: £ 125.00
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Diamonds Are Forever (James Bond Novels)

Ian Fleming

2002-03-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Diamonds Are Forever (James Bond)

Ian Fleming

Berkley, 1990-08-01. Mass Market Paperback. Used:Good.

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Diamonds Are Forever

Fleming, Ian

Shelton CT:: First Edition Library,, ca 1995.. Facsimile Reprint. Hardcover. Small octavo, about 7.75 inches (19.5 cm) tall. A James Bond novel. Facsimile of the UK first edition including the dust jacket art. No sign of wear to the book or jacket Clean and sound. Slipcase is likewise unworn. Still shrink wrapped.

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Diamonds Are Forever

Fleming, Ian

Perma Book M Series. NY: Pocket Books, Inc. , 1957 first edition. M-3084 nf - fine, unread Cover art by William Rose. paperback,

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Diamonds Are Forever

Ian Fleming

Amereon Ltd, 1974-06. Hardcover. Good.

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Diamonds Are Forever

Fleming, Ian

New York: The Macmillan Co., 1965. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. First Thus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Black polished paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. Text block edges a bit toned by age, otherwise virtually as issued. Illus. dust jacket shows ocean liner and a hand grasping a knife inside a porthole, black background, lettered/illus. in white and red, showing light shelf/edge wear, light surface scratch to lower front panel, now in mylar. Undated vintage reprint, DJ showing $3.95 price on front flap and 6 other titles by Fleming on leaf opposite main title (ending with Dr. No); issued 1965 shortly after the author's death and sold directly to libraries, meaning that most copies that surface have ex-library markings, which this copy does not. Second US trade ptg..

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Diamonds are Forever

Ian Fleming

2008-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $121.92


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Diamonds Are Forever (James Bond series, Book 4) (James Bond Novels (Audio))

Ian Fleming

2014-04-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Diamonds are Forever

Ian FLEMING

Jonathan Cape. Hardcover. POOR. Noticeably used book. Heavy wear to cover. Pages contain marginal notes, underlining, and or highlighting. Possible ex library copy, with all the markings/stickers of that library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, and dust jackets may not be included.

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Price: $115.47


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Diamonds Are Forever

Fleming, Ian

Jonathan Cape, 1958. Hardcover. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Ex-Library copy with typical library marks and stamps. Dust jacket in good condition. Fifth printing. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. 1963 printing. Book has been re-bound by previous owning library. Some wear to dust jacket. Binding is sound. Pages are intact and free of marks. First published in 1956, ""Diamonds Are Forever"" was a major success, and in 1971 was adapted into a major motion picture, the last to feature Sean Connery in his defining role. This book comes to you wrapped in a protective mylar jacket to ensure enjoyment for many years to come. Secure packaging for safe delivery.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Diamonds are Forever

Fleming Ian

MacMillan. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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Diamonds Are Forever

Fleming, Ian

Perma Book M Series. NY: Pocket Books, Inc. , 1957 first edition. M-3084 near fine Cover art by William Rose. paperback,

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DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

Fleming, Ian

New York: Perma Books #M-3084, 1957. Faint reading crease to front panel. Light rubbing to lower edge of rear cover panel & front panel.. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good Plus. Illus. by Rose, William.

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Diamonds Are Forever

Ian Fleming

Macmillan, 1956-01-01. First. Hardcover. Good.

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Diamonds are Forever

Ian Fleming

Thriller Book Club, 1111. Hardcover. Good/Good. 257 pages. Pictorial paper jacket over green cloth. Pages remain clear with minor tanning to text block edges. Crushed spine, moderate edge wear to joints.Boards have mild shelf wear with light rubbing and corner bumping. Unclipped jacket showing original price has light edge wear with tears and creasing.

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Ian Fleming

2014-04-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER: 007 A JAMES BOND NOVEL.

Ian Fleming

2006-02-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Diamonds are Forever: James Bond 007

IAN FLEMING

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Ian Fleming

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Diamonds are Forever (James Bond)

Ian Fleming

2012-05-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

Fleming, Ian

New York:The Macmillan Company, 1956. First Edition. hard cover. Very Good/No jacket. New York:The Macmillan Company. 1956. 1st edition, stated. 215pp. Hardcover. Grey boards, with print in red and black on cover and spine, are lightly soiled and shelf-worn. Page edges lighly soiled. Internally, a large previous owners bookplate to the inside front board, with age toning to endpapers, otherwise a very good, clean copy. The binding is tight and hinges intact. 

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Price: $95.00