Thunderball - 1st Edition/1st Printing
A handsome First Printing of the First Edition in Fine condition in Fine dust-jacket having benefited from minor professional paper restoration. This copy has been signed on the title page by Martine Beswick playing Bond Girl Paula Caplan both as Martine Beswick and Paula Caplan. Scarce in collectible condition, especially signed;
In the novel Thunderball, Ian Fleming first introduces the world to perhaps the ultimate Bond villain -- Ernest Stavro Blofeld. Though Bond and Blofeld never actually meet, it is in this book that Bond first battles the schemes of SPECTRE, Blofeld's criminal organization. (in the movie adaptations, SPECTRE is being introduced in Dr. No and Blofeld in From Russia With Love. )
Basis for the James Bond movie starring Sean Connery, and Claudine Auger as Bond girl Dominique "Domino" Derval and Martine Beswick playing Paula Caplan.