Skilton & Shaw: 1980. Octavo. Red boards with gilt lettering. Rubbing to the top edges of the boards, tiny stain to the front board. Spine is ever so slightly cocked. Numbers written in pen on the last free end paper. Unclipped jacket has a moisture stain to the top edge of the back cover, but is nonetheless in lovely shape. First edition, second impression. Inscribed by the author on the first free end paper. Very good.
Autobiogprahy from the real-life inspiration for James Bond. In addition to his decorated career as a soldier and spy, French was also an accomplished skier, racecar driver, artist, linguist, and mountaineer. Quite rare, especially with the signature.
“I awoke to the instinct of the hunt . . . ”