Fleming, Ian -- On Her Majesty's Secret Service [Book]
London: Jonathan Cape, 1963. 288pp. First Edition. Hardcover: VERY GOOD. Dust Wrapper: VERY GOOD. Book is solid, clear of inscriptions or marks. Spine is slightly cocked, some foxing on the text block and pastedowns. Wrapper is bright, modest shelf wear and a little toning; tape repair inside cover on spine, unseen from front.
The first appearance of the phrase "My name is Bond, James Bond." (p. 114). "It was in 'Thunderball' that Fleming first introduces the world to the ultimate Bond villian- Ernest Stavro Blofeld. Though Bond and Blofeld never actually meet here, it is in this book that Bond first battles the schemes of SPECTRE, Blofeld's criminal organisation. It is the first part of the so-called 'Blofeld' trilogy, and was followed by 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' (1963) and 'You Only Live Twice' (1964). The title was filmed in 1965, starring Sean Connery as 007, Claudine Auger as Domino and Adolfo Celi as Emilio Largo- SPECTRE's No.2." (Adrian Harrington