Death on the Instalment Plan [Mort à Crédit].

(Fleming.) CÉLINE (Louis-Ferdinand)

Death on the Instalment Plan [Mort à Crédit].

Description: FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, the odd faint spot to borders, pp. [vi], 587, 8vo, original black cloth, the lettering to backstrip in pale blue, dink to tail edge of lower board, edges lightly spotted with tail edge roughtrimmed, very good

Publication Details: Chatto & Windus, 1938

Notes: With the ownership inscription to the flyleaf of author Ian Fleming, dated 'London 1939' – the year in which he was recruited to naval intelligence, a formative experience behind the Bond novels. It is difficult to know what to make of the association, given the apparent contrast in the outlook and work of the two writers – at this moment in time, Céline was a literary phenomenon, yet to earn his disgrace, whilst Fleming was on the verge, or in infancy, of his distinguished secret service career, with perhaps some budding literary ambition. ...more

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Subject: Modern First Edition

Published Date: 1938

Stock Number: 68026

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