Fleming's Copy of 'Birds of the West Indies'
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Read Bond's 1936 'Birds of the West Indies' Online

Bond. BOTWI Cover 1936 7.5 in

The first edition of Bond's "Birds of the West Indies" (1936) was where Ian Fleming got 007's name, according to the real James Bond himself.

You can read it online here. (That's the Cuban Tody on the cover, above.)

The original "Birds of the West Indies," by Charles B. Cory (1889), is also online.

A digitized copy from William Brewster's library is here.


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