AMIS, Kingsley]. TANNER, William ('Bill'), Lt.-Col. HAWKEY, Raymond, design TANNER, William FLEMING, Ian
Title: The Book of Bond or Every Man His Own 007. First Edition in dustjacket
Publisher:  Jonathan Cape, London, 1965, 1965
Seller ID: 104165
[AMIS, Kingsley]. TANNER, William ('Bill'), Lt.-Col. The Book of Bond or Every Man His Own 007. London : Jonathan Cape, (1965). First Edition. Pp (6),7-111,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth, gilt, blue & red lettering to spine.
Gohn, Kingsley Amis : A Checklist II: A24.
See Jon Gilbert, Ian Fleming : The Bibliography p.634, &c. And p. 644 for Raymond Hawkey.
Designed by Raymond Hawkey, photography by Ken Denyer.
"With reversible bookjacket for work in the field." The reverse of the bookjacket identifies the book as "The Bible Revised to be Read as Literature."
"Bill Tanner's distinguished wartime carepr in the Sappers ended in 1944 when he was wounded in the course of a sabotage operation. He later served on the secretariat to the Chiefs of Staff Committee, but, he says, retained his sense of numour. He still retains some of it after twelve years as M's Number Two. He is 007's best friend in the Service and at least once (in 1956) has been bought luncheon by him at Scott's in Piccadilly. (They had dressed crab and black velvet he remembers.) Although Bill is the author of several hundred official minutes ana memoranda this is the first work of his to appear publicly and between hard covers." (from front flap of the dj).
"James Bond reigns supreme among the glamorous figures of this phase of our civilization. Only the dull of soul, or the over-eighties and under-fives (or those of us who are women), can have escaped the desire to borrow his glory, to become like him in the eyes of the world, especially that part of the world which consists of women. But in the past most of us have been discouraged from actually joining the 00 Section of the Secret Service by the thougnt that the dangers outweigh the rewards.
Now all this has changed. William Tanner, for years a colleague of Bond's and so naturally a keen student of his exploits, gives detailed instruction on how to be as glamorous as Bond without having to be kicked in the shins with poisoned shoes or nibbled by sharks. This complete and authoritative guide to 007ship tells you what to wear, what and how to eat and drink and smoke, how to be the scourge of the casino without actually doing any gambling, what devices to install in your car, how to recognize the kind of girl a 007 should go for, etc. etc. By careful study of The Book of Bond, plus a modest outlay of time and money, even you can be your own 007." (from the back panel of the dj).
Bill Tanner is a fictional character in the James Bond film and novel series. The author is actually Kingsley Amis.
Slightly splayed, else very good in price-clipped dustjacket (some slight browning to reverse of the jacket). 120.00