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Field Guide of Birds of the West Indies by James Bond, First Printing

Vintage Book

Field Guide of Birds of the West Indies by James Bond, First Printing

Vintage Book

Notes

Besides being a lush, beautifully designed volume, The Field Guide of Birds of the West Indies is a collectors' item principally because its author - the ornithologist James Bond - was the namesake for Ian Fleming's famous fictional character. Fleming became familiar with Bond's work during his time at Goldeneye, Jamaica, and later explained of his inspiration: "I wanted the simplest, dullest, plainest-sounding name I could find, and 'James Bond' was much better than something more interesting, like 'Peregrine Carruthers.' Exotic things would happen to and around him, but he would be a neutral figure — an anonymous, blunt instrument wielded by a government department." 1947 First Printing.
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