A Rare Gem Unearthed: First Edition of Ian Fleming’s "Casino Royale" Up for Auction

11th June 2024 By Christopher Surfleet GIA AJP
Casino Royale Devon 24th June 2024

On the 24th of June, The Devon Saleroom's auction featuring a remarkable find: a rare first edition of Ian Fleming’s debut James Bond novel, Casino Royale. This literary treasure, initially purchased for a mere £1 at a car boot sale, is now estimated to fetch between £10,000 and £15,000.

The 1953 edition of Casino Royale is a significant piece of literary history, being one of only 4,750 copies ever printed. This particular copy is even more exceptional with its original dust wrapper, displaying the 10s 6d price on both the front and rear flaps, a detail highly sought after by collectors. A true gem in the world of rare books, it's bound to leave enthusiasts both shaken and stirred.

For those eager to catch an early glimpse of this rare book, you can view the lot here: Ian Fleming, Casino Royale, 1953, First Edition.

Don’t miss the chance to own a piece of literary and cinematic history, and possibly bring home a story of remarkable luck and discovery.

Join us at The Devon Saleroom on June 24th for this thrilling auction event. 

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