The Diamond Smugglers First Edition:
The Diamond Smugglers is Ian Fleming’s fifth publication inspired by an article he read in The Sunday Times about the Sierra Leone diamond industry. This non-fiction work was compiled after several weeks of interviews with John Collard. He was a member of the International Diamond Security Organisation (IDSO), which was formed to deal with the smuggling of millions of pounds worth of diamonds and gems from Africa. The Diamond Smugglers was made the subject of a series of articles which appeared in the Sunday Times during September and October 1957 and contains an introduction by John Blaize, formally of the IDSO.
Black cloth boards with white lettering on the spine. Cartoon by Bob Connolly facing the title page. Clean and tidy externally and internally. Three maps and thirty photographs included within the text. Dust jacket is bright and devoid of markings. Unclipped dust jacket (12s 6d net). Front flap has description of the book. Rear flap has reviews of “From Russia With Love”. Spine faded and a few very tiny bumps on top spine although remains in a very good, close to fine condition. 8vo. 160 printed pages.
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