The Complete Works of Ian Fleming
Design and illustration for Flemingâ€™s complete works, the 18 book set includes the 14 volumes of the James Bond novels, the non-fiction volumes The Diamond Smugglers and Thrilling Cities plus the children’s story Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang. The final volume, entitled Talk of the Devil, contains rarely seen material including two stories, some of which is unpublished. The leather designs â€“ which reflect elements of the original text â€“ are crafted in goatskin and feature exotic details such as a diamond, crystals or a piece of eight.
Like most book covers we design we start by reading the bookâ€¦ from there we produced illustrations drawn by hand and then digitised into cutting templates for the binders Shepherds, Sangorski & Sutcliffe to reproduce in leather. The gold detailing and titles are also hand-stamped in 22 carat gold leaf. Little wonder then that this set retails at ÂŁ14,000 and a set lettered M sold for ÂŁ91,250 at Christie’s 50 Years of James Bond auction.
The first of its kind, this limited edition is so lavish
that Bond himself would be impressed.