The book has been created by designers Kris Potter and Stephen Parker at Random House, who were inspired following a trip to the Bentley Motors HQ in Crewe. They comment:'We knew that any design we came up with would have to reflect the incredible craftsmanship and heritage we had seen in the Bentley cars at Crewe, the challenge for us was how we could combine this with the coolness and nostalgia of Bond. From the hand-bound beluga leather casing to distinctive Bentley features such as hand-stitched embroidery and silver foil page edges, this special edition of Casino Royale is produced with only the very finest materials.Its striking red, white and black colouring is a nod to the gambling theme of Fleming's first novel, where Bond famously takes on his adversary, Le Chiffre, over a game of baccarat. A special feature of this edition is the bespoke set of playing cards, hidden within a secret compartment. Key features of the design. Presented in an elegant leather clamshell case, this edition of Fleming's best-loved Bond book is an object of automotive craftsmanship. The case and special edition are bound in beluga coloured leather, sourced from the tannery in Italy which provides hides for Bentley's interiors.
Using Bentley's craftsmanship, this edition features the iconic double stitching and signature winged Bentley logo - all hand stitched on the leather casing. This feature is inspired by the Bentley steel tread plate. Each book has a limitation marque with Ian Fleming's signature, reflecting the plate you would find on a Bentley engine. Throughout each book are evocative brush illustrations by the Award winning illustrator Damian Gascoigne.Removing the book from the clamshell reveals a hidden compartment. Within this secret compartment lies a leather-bound case of Bentley Bond playing cards. The item "Ian Fleming Casino Royale BENTLEY leather limited first edition" is in sale since Monday, March 15, 2021. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "stepsarg_qfkro" and is located in Barry. This item can be shipped worldwide.