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O. F. Snelling was a highly-regarded member of the antiquarian book trade, serving as the Chief Clerk for London’s Hodgson's and then Sotheby's Rare Book Department. Best known for his 1964 bestseller, Double O Seven, James Bond, A Report, he is also noted for his books and articles on boxing and British thriller writers.
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Auctioneer's clerk and writer, Oswald Frederick Snelling began his working life as an illustrator of books. After serving in the British Army in World War II, he wrote book reviews, film criticism and articles on sports for magazines such as The Leader and Band Wagon. He wrote three books under the pen-name "Oswald Frederick” including a quiz book, Fight Quiz (1946), and two boxer biographies, Battling Bruce: The Fighting Career and Rise to Fame of Bruce Woodcock (1946) and White Hope: The Story of the Jack Johnson Era (1947).
Needing more secure employment, Snelling took a job in the antiquarian book trade, working first as a clerk at Hodgson's in 1949, later Sotheby's Rare Book Department, and became Chief Clerk until the firm was closed in 1981. It was there he met author Ian Fleming, assisting him in research for the James Bond novels.