Author: Ian Fleming

Illustrator: John Burningham


FLEMING, Ian. Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang. The Magical Car. Illustrated by John Burningham. [London]: Puffin [2008]. 4to, [viii] 120pp. Red cloth with spine stamped in silver. Pictorial endpapers; color and b&w illustrations throughout. Spine ends and lower corners lightly rubbed, else a fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (two ¼” closed tears at top of rear panel, light crinkling to head to spine panel). Signed by the artist, John Burningham!

40th Anniversary edition, first printing. Originally published in three volumes posthumously, and then as an omnibus edition in 1968, Ian Fleming’s beloved tale of the magical car that takes flight is almost as well-known as his martini-drinking MI6 agent. The basis for the 1968 Disney film starring Dick Van Dyke.