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The Open Boat Stephen Crane
Gigolo Edna Ferber
Amelia Henry Fielding
This Side of Paradise F S Fitzgerald
Desert Gold Zane Grey
House of 7 Gables Nathaniel Hawthorne
Les Misérables Victor Hugo
The Ivory Tower Henry James
Babbit Sinclair Lewis
The Road Jack London
The Pirate Sir Walter Scott
Hamlet Shakespeare
Frankenstein Mary Shelley
Works of Jules Verne Jules Verne
The World Set Free H G Wells
A Far Country Winston Churchill
Paris Emile Zola

100 Best Novels Condensed 1920
1000 of the Best Novels 1919
Best Fiction in English 1913

  Free Short Story Books

Adv. of Sherlock Holmes A C Doyle
Tales of Mystery & Imagination Poe
Tales of Space & Time H G Wells
Best US Short Stories 1920
Greatest Short Stories 1915

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  Free Books about Books

The Printed Book 1916
The Book, Its History 1908
Building of a Book 1906
The Story of Books 1904
On Books & Printing 1902
Books in the Middle Ages 1896
Early Printed Books 1893
Handy-Book About Books 1870
Books of the Ancients 1837

Book Collector's Guide 1921
Book Prices Current 1916
Books & Housing Them 1890
How to Form a Library 1887

Manual of Bibliography 1891
List of Bibliographies 1889
Bibliomania T Frognall Dibdin 1876
Study of Bibliography 1814

Choice of Classical Books 1896
8000 Volume Pop Library ALA 1904
Bookworm: Old Time Literature 1893
Guide Book to Books 1891
Book-Lore: Old Time Lit 1886

Mending & Repair of Books 1921
Book Repair & Restoration 1918

  Free Books about Printing

Printing & Writing Materials 1900
Invention of Printing 1897
The Invention of Printing 1878
The Art of Printing 1851
Origin & Progress of Writing 1784
History & Art of Printing 1771

English Booksellers & Printers 1907
Printers of London 1906
Cambridge Press 1638-1692 1905
Victorian Era Printing 1897
Old English Letter Foundries 1887
Aberdeen Printers 1620-1736 1886
Printing in Scotland 1885
Printing in England & Wales 1879
English Printing History 1877

Early Princeton Printing 1911
Early Massachusetts Press 1907
Printing in Colonial New York 1895
Press of North Carolina 1891
Century of Printing in PA 1885
Printing in America 1874
The Press of Maine 1819

Benjamin Franklin, Printer 1917
Hugh Gaine, Printer 1902
Did Gutenberg Invent Printing? 1882
Gutenberg & Art of Printing 1871
Thomas Gent, Printer 1832

Early Printers of Spain 1896
Venetian Printing Press 1891
15th Cen. Wood Engraving, Italy 1888

The School Printshop 1919
Printing for School & Shop 1917
Printing & Bookbinding 1912
Printing & Graphic Art 1903
Printing & Bookmaking Dict. 1894
Printers' Book of Trade Recipes 1891
Practical Printing 1884
Dictionary of Printing 1841
Dictionary of Printing 1839

Applied Design for Printers 1920
Colour Printing & Printers 1910
Design & Color in Printing 1909

  Free Books on Typography (Fonts)

William Caxton 1905
Typography of William Caxton 1882
Labours of Wm Caxton 1877
William Caxton 1844

Printing Types 1922
Parisian Typography 1818
Making Type Work 1916
Typographical Journal 1905
Early Typography 1872
Typographical Gazeteer 1866
Printing Types Caslon 1841
Typographia 1825
Typographical Antiquities 1797

Typography: Composition 1904
Typography: Title Pages 1902
Typography: Type Making 1900

Typography of Advertisements 1917
Typography of Advertisements 1911

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Xylographs to Lead Molds 1921
Linotype Faces Merganthaler 1920
Newspaper Headings Merganthaler 1919
Open-Air Sports 1887
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  Free Style Manuals

Atlantic Text, Type, Style 1921
Style Book US GPO 1917
Style Book California PO 1916
Chicago Manual of Style 1914
Manual for Writers 1913
Riverside Handbook of Style 1913
Preparation of Manuscripts 1912
Oxford Rules for Compositors 1904
Punctuation for Printers Bigelow 1895

  Free Books about Publishing

Making of a Book Appleton 1904
Methods of Publishing 1891
Book Printers, Illustrators... 1890

Authors & Publishers 1897
Borzoi 1920 A A Knopf 1920
Memoirs of a Publisher Putnam 1915
Harper: Century of Publishing 1912
After Work Marston 1904
Henry Oscar Houghton 1897
House of Rivington 1894
100 Years Publishing Lea Bros 1885
Daniel Macmillan 1882
Passages of Charles Knight 1874
Old Printer, Modern Press Knight 1854

  Free Books about Bookbinding

Bookbinding for Beginners 1914
Bookbinding for Bibliophiles 1905
Bookbinding for Amateurs 1885

The Art of Bookbinding 1890
Commercial Bookbindings 1894
Bookbinders and Their Craft 1903
Modern Bookbinding 1906
Bookbinding & Branches 1915
Bookbinding & Care 1901
Practical Bookbinding 1903
Bibliopegia: Art of Bookbinding 1848

Library Bookbinding 1916
Bookbinding for Libraries 1910

England & France Bookbinding 1897
Bookbindings Old & New 1895
Gold-Tooled Book Bindings 1894
History of Bookbinding 1893
Art of Book-Binding 1850

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You Only Live Twice, 1964, by Ian Fleming



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    As your readers will have learned from earlier issues, a senior officer of the Ministry of Defense, Commander James Bond, CMG, RNVR, is missing, believed killed, while on an official mission to Japan. It grieves me to have to report that hopes of his survival must now be abandoned. It therefore falls to my lot, as the Head of the Department he served so well, to give some account of this officer and of his outstanding services to his country.

    James Bond was born of a Scottish father, Andrew Bond of Glencoe, and a Swiss mother, Monique Delacroix, from the Canton de Vaud. His father being a foreign representative of the Vickers armaments firm, his early education, from which he inherited a first-class command of French and German, was entirely abroad. When he was eleven years of age, both his parents were killed in a climbing accident in the Aiguilles Rouges above Chamonix, and the youth came under the guardianship of an aunt...

    At the age of twelve or thereabouts, he passed successfully into Eton, for which College he had been entered at birth by his father. It must be admitted that his career at Eton was brief... his aunt was requested to remove him. She managed to obtain his transfer to Fettes, his father's old school. Here the atmosphere was somewhat Calvinistic, and both academic and athletic standards were rigorous. Nevertheless, though inclined to be solitary by nature... By the time he left, at the early age of seventeen, he had twice fought for the school as a light-weight and had, in addition, founded the first serious judo class at a British public school.

    By now it was 1941 and, by claiming the age of nineteen and with the help of an old Vickers colleague of his father, he entered a branch of what was subsequently to become the Ministry of Defence. To serve the confidential nature of his duties, he was accorded the rank of lieutenant in the Special Branch of the RNVR, and it is a measure of the satisfaction his services gave to his superiors that he ended the war with the rank of Commander...

    James Bond was briefly married in 1962, to Teresa, only daughter of Marc-Ange Draco, of Marseilles. The marriage ended in tragic circumstances that were reported in the Press at the time. There was no issue of the marriage and James Bond leaves, so far as I am aware, no relative living.

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