First edition of Ian Fleming’s 'Casino Royale' – estimate Aus$20,000-30,000 at Scammell.

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This copy of the 1953 novel includes the first state dust jacket designed by the author of which less than 5000 copies were issued.

It was purchased in Adelaide by a local collector some 30 years ago, initially just to read and was nearly thrown out during a routine tidying up but luckily kept and stored safely.

The estimate is Aus$20,000-30,000.