Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car

By: Fleming, Ian

Price: $125.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine

First American edition, first state (P.S. statement still appears on dedication page). Near fine in very good jacket. Jacket lightly rubbed and toned, tiny spot on jacket corner. light smudge on cover spine. 1964 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 111, [7] pp. 8vo. Red cloth, gilt titles. The classic children's story that inspired the film of the same name, by the author of the James Bond novels. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car is a children's book written by Ian Fleming (creator of James Bond) for his son Caspar, with illustrations by John Burningham. It was first published in 1964 by Jonathan Cape in London and Random House in New York, and later made into a successful film. Fleming took his inspiration for the car from a series of aero-engined racing cars built by Count Louis Zborowski in the early 1920s at Higham Park, christened 'Chitty Bang Bang'. Fleming had known Higham Park as a guest of its later owner, Walter Wigham, chairman of Robert Fleming & Co.

Title: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car

Author: Fleming, Ian

Illustrator: Burningham, John

Categories: Classics, Books to Film, Vintage, British & Irish, Modern First Editions,

Edition: First American Edition

Publisher: Random House: 1964

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2276797