The Original 007

Ian Fleming, Moonraker, signed and inscribed, 1955. Estimate: $15,000 - 25,000.

Who's your favorite Bond? Whether it's Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, Roger Moore, or "the Blonde Bond," Daniel Craig, all owe their starring roles to Ian Fleming, the man who created 007.

The Otto Penzler Collection of British Espionage and Thriller Fiction, at auction Thursday, April 8th, features several rare first editions of Fleming's secret agent. Bond websites are already in on the secret, as includes mentions of signed and inscribed copies of Moonraker and Casino Royale in Penzler's collection. And for those in suspense, other featured writers include John Le Carré, Graham Greene, Dennis Wheatley and Eric Ambler, to name a few. The rest remain undercover for now.

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