FLEMING (I), CASINO ROYALE, first edition, with unique three colour leather binding by Cadwaladr-Jones, the front and back boards designed as the Ace of Spades and the Ace of Clubs, spine with title in red, all edges black, black and red end papers, Jonathan Cape, 1953, with slip case (1).

Estimate
£3,000 - £4,000
 

Buyer's premium: 20.00%


Condition Report

Some light foxing to the front two blanks and back page 218 with a couple of slight marks at edge. Pages with expected light age toning, some minor foxing here and there. Overall, internally generally ok, tightly bound. Leather binding with a couple of very slight marks / scuffs but generally good. A lovely copy in a unique binding.

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FLEMING (I), CASINO ROYALE, first edition, with unique three colour leather binding by Cadwaladr-Jones, the front and back boards designed as the Ace of Spades and the Ace of Clubs, spine with title in red, all edges black, black and red end papers, Jonathan Cape, 1953, with slip case (1).

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Auction: The Christopher Baron Book Collection, 10th Oct, 2024

Christopher Baron (1941 - 2023) grew up in Birkdale, Lancashire and loved reading from a young age. After leaving school, he took a position with the National Westminster Bank. His love of books led him to buy and sell books initially as a hobby from the late 1960’s. In 1985 due to job relocation from Natwest Bank, he moved to Hale, outside Altrincham in Greater Manchester. In 1991 he took early retirement and dedicated more time to dealing and collecting. He was a regular attendee at bookfairs across the country, often joined at larger fairs by his wife Sheena (1953-2002). Christopher had an eclectic interest in many subjects including Dylan Thomas, games and magic books and Terry Pratchett, to name but a few. He gained a great deal of joy from his books and from supporting customers to find what they were looking for. He continued to work right up until his death in 2023. His collection is a wonderful combination of stock for book fairs as well as personal treasures and favourites.

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Wednesday 9th October 2024 from 10:00am to 5:30pm 

The Cheshire Saleroom
Withyfold Drive
Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK10 2BD
01625 431788

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