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Ian Fleming's James Bond Novels – UK First Editions

The James Bond Novels - UK First Editions

Everything you need to know about the James Bond novels written by Ian Fleming. From the UK Jonathan Cape first editions, with eye-catching trompe-l'oeil dust jackets by Richard Chopping, to Book Club Editions and omnibus versions of Ian Fleming's novels and short stories. The complete guide to the literary world of 007.

The James Bond Novels by other authors – UK First Editions

The James Bond Novels by other authors – UK First Editions

The complete checklist of hardcover editions of the James Bond novels by continuation authors Robert Markham (Kingsley Amis), John Pearson, Christopher Wood, John Gardner, Raymond Benson, Sebastian Faulks (writing as Ian Fleming), Jeffery Deaver, William Boyd and Anthony Horowitz - plus YOUNG BOND authors Charlie Higson and Steve Cole.

Ian Fleming's James Bond Novels – Later UK Hardcover Editions

The James Bond Novels – Later UK Hardcover Editions

Following their UK hardcover publication by Jonathan Cape, Ian Fleming's James Bond novels were reissued in a number of omnibus, and large-print editions, and as special anniversary or centenary collections. Hardcover releases are now aimed exclusively at the collectors’ market, with the complete works of Ian Fleming issued in 2008 by the Queen Anne Press, and the most recent series published by The Folio Society in special slip-cased editions, accompanied by lavish colour illustrations by Lyndon Hayes and Fay Dalton.

The James Bond Novels – US First Editions

The James Bond Novels - US First Editions

A gallery of the covers for the first US printings of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels in hardback, featuring alternate artwork to the UK editions by some of America's leading commercial artists. From the eye-catching illustrations of Leo Manso, through to Paul Bacon's simple Sixties graphic motifs. Plus a look at the later re-issues and Book Club editions.

The James Bond Films

The James Bond Films

Everything you need to know about the 25 official James Bond films from Dr. No (1962) to No Time To Die (2021), produced by EON Productions, plus the two independently made films, and the original once-lost 1954 live US television broadcast of Casino Royale.

The Bonds, the posters, the girls, the villains, the gadgets, the cars, the cast & crew and much more!

The filmmakers – The men and women who made Bond!

The filmmakers - The men and women who made Bond

A ‘Who's Who’ of the men and women who made Bond. A filmography of the Producers, Directors, Screenwriters, Productions Designers, Main Title Designers, Composers and Singers who have all contributed to the making of the James Bond films from 1962 to the present day. Also other notable personnel including stunt arrangers, special effects technicians and voice-over artistes, and film poster designers & artists who have worked on multiple films (often uncredited), and whose contribution to the series deserves special recognition.

007 MAGAZINE Collectors Guide to PAN Paperbacks

FACT FILES - James Bond and PAN paperbacks

The complete illustrated history of the James Bond novels published in paperback by PAN Books in the UK from 1955-1977. A collectors’ guide to each series of paperbacks from the classic painted covers of the 1950s; the stylish contemporary design of Raymond Hawkey in the 1960s, through to the superbly detailed photographic ‘still-life’ covers of the 1970s.
Includes APPENDIX A: Ian Fleming's James Bond novels - a complete checklist by title of all PAN Books paperback cover variations

The James Bond UK Paperbacks

FACT FILES - James Bond UK paperbacks

The complete history of the James Bond novels published in paperback by Triad/Panther, Coronet and Penguin Books in the UK. The definitive look at all series of paperbacks from 1977 to date. Featuring the stylish ‘Girls and Guns’ of the late 1970s; a return to painted artwork in the 1980s, and the photographic covers of the 1990s. Also a look at the James Bond paperbacks from continuation authors starting with John Gardner in 1981.

James Bond First Edition Paperbacks UK & USA

James Bond First Edition Paperbacks - UK & USA

Originally issued in the UK by PAN Books, and several different publishers in the USA, the James Bond novels in paperback are a cheaper option to the hardback editions and highly collectible in their own right. Comparison galleries of the UK and US paperbacks of Ian Fleming's twelve James Bond novels and two collections of short stories issued between 1955 and 1967.

007 MAGAZINE Collectors Guide to US Paperbacks

FACT FILES - James Bond US paperbacks

The complete history of the James Bond US paperback covers featuring unique artwork by some of America's leading commercial artists. From the pulp detective fiction artwork of the 1950s, through Barye Phillips’ stylish vignettes on the Signet paperbacks of the 1960s, to the movie poster style covers of the 1970s and beyond, it's all here in the definitive look at 007 in paperback!
Includes APPENDIX B: Ian Fleming's James Bond novels - a complete checklist by title of all US paperback cover variations

PULP FICTION – The publishing history of the James Bond novels in the USA

PULP FICTION - The publishing history of the James Bond novels in the USA

A fascinating look at the American debut of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels in the 1950s and 1960s. Unlike the UK editions, US publishing rights were held by different companies, and it was not until 2002 when Penguin Books acquired the rights that collectors could own the complete series with uniform covers. Also a look at the Seventies and early Eighties, before the literary James Bond was rebooted with the publication of a series of continuation novels from John Gardner in 1981.

The James Bond Actors

The James Bond Actors

Bond, James Bond.
The actors behind the most famous film role in the world!

Everything you need to know about the 6 actors who have played James Bond in the official series of films produced by EON Productions. Also the actors who played the character in non-EON produced James Bond films.

The James Bond Girls

The James Bond Girls

A gallery of the James Bond girls in each of the James Bond films produced by EON Productions, and alternative interpretations from other James Bond films. Also includes those girls who feature in the films as Allies and also Accomplices, Bad Girls & Killers!

The James Bond Villains

The James Bond Villains

A rogues gallery of the main villain in each of the James Bond films produced by EON Productions, and alternative interpretations from other James Bond films. Plus the Accomplices, Henchmen, Bad Girls & Killers.

The Old Guard – recurring characters in the James Bond films

The 'Old Guard' - recurring characters in the James Bond films

A gallery of all characters who appeared more than once in the James Bond films. Girl friends, Secret Service colleagues, CIA allies and a few villains!

Also a film-by-film look at James Bond's allies - the characters who have helped 007 on all his missions since 1962, and those who ultimately lost their lives as a consequence.

The James Bond UK Posters

The James Bond Posters

A gallery of the posters that accompanied every official general release or re-release of the James Bond films in the UK. From the colourful painted posters of the 1960s & 1970s; double-bills, re-issues and special seasons, through to the simple photo-montage designs of the present day.

Also a gallery of the posters produced by the UK marketing company Marler Haley for display exclusively in ODEON cinemas 1971-1987.

The James Bond US Posters

The James Bond Posters

When first released in the United States the James Bond films were accompanied by a series of posters in differing sizes. Every release from 1963 to the present day has had a one sheet produced, but the earlier films in the series also had half sheets, three sheets, six sheets, twenty-four sheets, inserts, window cards and door panels all utilising variations of the main artwork.

The James Bond Vehicles

The James Bond Vehicles

Planes, trains and automobiles... a film-by-film gallery of the vehicles driven (or stolen) by James Bond on each of his missions. From the iconic Aston Martin DB5 which made its debut in Goldfinger (1964); to the replacement Lotus models, and a return to Aston Martin in The Living Daylights (1987). Plus the other vehicles Bond drives or commandeers in the course of saving the world!

The James Bond Gadgets

The James Bond Gadgets

“Now pay attention 007!” A gallery of the various gadgets used by James Bond over the past half century. From exploding brief cases, to jetpacks, safe-cracking devices and a variety of modified watches, these clever items supplied by ‘Q’ Branch have saved the life of 007 on more than one occasion!

The TOP 10 ingredients in the recipe for 007’s longevity!

The TOP 10 ingredients in the recipe for 007’s longevity! stylish, imaginative, genius, coolness, groundbreaking, panache, combustive, innovative, legendary, enriched

007 MAGAZINE Collectors Guide to James Bond & PLAYBOY

A collector's guide to James Bond and PLAYBOY

A gallery of all James Bond related issues of PLAYBOY magazine -  and a look inside at the stylish artwork which accompanied the serialisations of Ian Fleming's novels and short stories. The complete story of ‘Bond and the Bunny’.

007 MAGAZINE Collectors Guide to James Bond CORGI Toys

007 MAGAZINE Collectors' Guide to James Bond CORGI Toys

From the iconic Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 which broke sales records upon its Christmas 1965 release, through to the You Only Live Twice Toyota 2000GT, Diamonds Are Forever Moon Buggy and Roger Moore's Lotus Esprit - CORGI Toys proved that 007 collectibles weren't just for adults!

007 MAGAZINE Collectors Guide to UK Exhibitors’ Campaign Books

007 MAGAZINE Collectors' Guide to UK Exhibitors’ Campaign Books

Exhibitors’ Campaign Books are fascinating time capsules containing all the officially released facts pertaining to the release of each James Bond film. From the synopsis, credits and contractual billing of the filmmakers and artistes, posters and newspaper advert blocks, to promotional tie-ins and details of the records, toys, books and magazines all issued to tie-in with the original release of each film in the series.

007 MAGAZINE Collectors Guide to US Pressbooks

007 MAGAZINE Collectors’ Guide to US Pressbooks

In the USA Exhibitors’ Campaign Books were called Pressbooks and although they contained similar content to their UK counterparts, were tailored to the American market. Distributor United Artists also produced new advertising materials for the re-release of the James Bond films on double-bills in the USA.

007 MAGAZINE Collectors Guide to UK Premiere Brochures

007 MAGAZINE Collectors’ Guide to Premiere Brochures

Every UK Charity Premiere of the James Bond films since 1964 has had a souvenir brochure produced which was generally only available at that event. These very limited and highly collectible brochures often featured unique advertising material not seen in any other publicity for the films.

Souvenir programmes were often also produced for the many regional premieres of the James Bond films held across the UK in aid of charity.

007 MAGAZINE Collectors Guide to UK Original Soundtrack LPs

007 MAGAZINE Collectors’ Guide to UK Original Soundtrack LPs

Every James Bond film released in the UK from 1962–1989 had its original soundtrack album issued on a vinyl LP containing the title song and selected tracks from the orchestral score.

Early films in the series also had an accompanying EP release alongside the standard 45rpm single record of the title song.

007 MAGAZINE Collectors Guide to US Original Soundtrack LPs

When released in the USA the soundtrack albums often had alternate sleeve artwork to the UK edition. In some instances track listings were also different on both sides of the Atlantic. Includes a comparison guide to the different sleeve art issued in the UK and USA, and a look at one of the most highly respected LP records ever released.

The definitive guide to the sound of 007!