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Rare James Bond books to be auctioned in Gloucestershire
James Bond film poster
Posters will be auctioned such as the 1963 From Russia With Love poster

Rare first edition copies of Ian Fleming's James Bond books are expected to fetch thousands of pounds at auction in Gloucestershire.

Casino Royale, the book that first introduced 007 in 1953, is expected to fetch £12,000 when it goes under the hammer in South Cerney on Thursday.

Other volumes for sale include first editions of Live and Let Die, Moonraker and Diamonds Are Forever.

The sale at Dominic Winter Auctioneers will also feature James Bond posters.

First edition James Bond book
A first edition of Live and Let Die is expected to make 5,000

Auctioneer Dominic Winter said: "The rare book market has many changing tastes and fashions, although the strikingly colourful James Bond first editions have always been one of the surest certainties over the last thirty years.

"Prices and demand have gone up, with premium prices being paid for mint condition rarities.

"The 007 film industry has helped that impetus by drawing in thousands of new fans keen to buy into the James Bond fantasy.

"First editions, film posters, autographs - we've got everything but his gun."

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