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Johnathan Cape, London, 1965. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Jonathan Cape, London, 1965. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Illustrated by Pienkowski, Jan (illustrator). First Edition; First Printing. 8vo. First Edition/First Printing in Fine condition in Near Fine dustjacket showing only minimal rubbing around edges. A handsome copy; Kingley Amis, second James Bond author following his creator, Ian Fleming, "has compiled this dossier with a ruthless precision and thoroughness that would be the envy of Dr No, Auric Goldfinger or even Ernst Stavro Blofeld. "
The James Bond Dossier (1965), by Kingsley Amis, is a critical analysis of the James Bond novels. Amis dedicated the book to friend and background collaborator, the poet and historian Robert Conquest. Later, after Ian Fleming's death, Amis was commissioned as the first continuation novelist for the James Bond novel series, writing Colonel Sun (1968) under the pseudonym Robert Markham. The James Bond Dossier was the first, formal, literary study of the James Bond character.