From The Sun newspaper
A collection of James Bond books, including one that seems to show Ian Fleming’s love of kinky sex, are set to sell for more than £1 million.
A first edition of From Russia, With Love is inscribed to his wife: “To Annie. With love — and lashes — Ian.”
The book, one of 114 being sold by a private collector, has a £35,000 estimate at a Sotheby’s auction in London.
One of the lots, priced at £120,000, is a final revised typescript of Diamonds Are Forever.
A copy of Live and Let Die presented to Winston Churchill has a note which reads “from whom I stole some words”.
Another Diamonds Are Forever copy is inscribed to Biffy Dunderdale, a spy who influenced the creation of Bond.
Altogether 114 books will be sold. A display at Sotheby's Bond Street gallery in London will run from November 6 to 10 and includes books, watches and an Aston Martin.
There is also a first edition of Moonraker inscribed to Raymond Chandler, the American detective novelist, who urged Fleming to keep writing about Bond. According to Sotheby's, Chandler's coaxing meant that Moonraker was the third story of 14, rather than the last.