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Fleming Ian Dr. No

First Edition Prices, Values and Auction Results

The inside man for intrigue and government intelligence, British writer Ian Fleming created one of the most recognizable spies in all of literature and film, James Bond 007. Dr. No is the sixth book in the series and takes place in a Caribbean setting. His enduring Bond takes on Dr. No, a villain  interfering with the launching of US missiles, who sends the usual seductress and assassins to prevent Bond from upending his plans. First published in 1958 by Jonathan Cape (London), the first state was in plain black cloth lettered in silver along the spine with dust jacket.. In fine condition, first issue copies  have sold at auction from $4200 to almost $5,000 if signed ($1,000-$2,000 without the signature). First edition books in lesser condition can be obtained for $100-$500.

We collected a sample of 39 auction results of Fleming, Ian's Dr. No from 3 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $102 and the highest overall price realized was $4800. The overall average price was $1027 and the median price realized for the book was $822. There were 9 auctions (50%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 7 auctions (39%) exceeding the high estimates, and 2 auctions (11%) within the range of the low and high estimates. Auctions of interest include: a Swann sale on April 08, 2010 of a 1958 - Jonathan Cape edition for $4800 that two copies, both in custom green cloth chemises; a PBA sale on March 15, 2007 of a 1958 - Jonathan Cape edition for $4200 that signed by the author;

Recent Auction Results:

Auction House Auction Date Author Title City Publisher Year Estimate Sale Price Auction Page Other Copies
PBA July 27, 2017 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 $200-$300 $192 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams March 1, 2017 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 - $1254 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Swann November 10, 2016 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 $800-$1200 $1375 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann May 18, 2016 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 $800-$1200 $1875 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann November 10, 2015 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 $800-$1200 $531 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA June 25, 2015 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 $300-$500 $180 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams March 24, 2015 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 - $752 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Swann November 21, 2013 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 $1500-$2500 $2250 Swann Copies for Sale
Bonhams September 10, 2013 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 - $367 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 25, 2013 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 - $1625 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 25, 2013 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 - $668 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams January 31, 2012 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 - $535 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 28, 2011 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 - $1123 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Swann May 12, 2011 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 $1000-$1500 $720 Swann Copies for Sale
Bonhams November 23, 2010 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 - $2568 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams October 4, 2010 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 - $610 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Swann April 8, 2010 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 $3000-$4000 $4800 Swann Copies for Sale
Bonhams February 23, 2010 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 - $481 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA January 7, 2010 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 $1000-$1500 $1560 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA October 22, 2009 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 $1000-$1500 $900 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA January 15, 2009 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 $700-$1000 $1140 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA June 12, 2008 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 $1000-$1500 $900 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams May 20, 2008 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 - $353 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA April 3, 2008 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 $1000-$1500 $1080 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams March 18, 2008 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 - $1043 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams December 4, 2007 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 - $256 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA March 15, 2007 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 $7000-$10000 $4200 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams November 13, 2006 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 - $550 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams July 12, 2006 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 - $408 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams July 3, 2006 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 - $102 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA January 26, 2006 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 $1200-$1800 $900 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams January 16, 2006 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 - $330 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams March 22, 2005 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 - $881 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams March 22, 2005 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 - $499 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams November 23, 2004 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 - $822 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams December 16, 2003 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 - $271 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Swann May 22, 2003 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London 1958 $350-$500 $978 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann October 24, 2002 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London 1958 $350-$500 $518 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA October 3, 2002 Fleming, Ian. Dr. No London Jonathan Cape 1958 $500-$800 $450 PBA Copies for Sale