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THE JAMES BOND NOVELS

Italicised titles denote filmed, or filmed using elements or title from the story.
All books illustrated are hard cover First Editions unless otherwise stated.

 

CASINO ROYALE (1953)
LIVE AND LET DIE (1954)
MOONRAKER (1955)
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (1956)
FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE (1957)
DR. NO (1958)
GOLDFINGER (1959)
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (1960)
   Five secret occasions in the life of James Bond
   FROM A VIEW TO A KILL
   FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
   QUANTUM OF SOLACE
   RISICO
   THE HILDEBRAND RARITY
THUNDERBALL (1961)
THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1962)
ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE (1963)
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1964)
THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN (1965)
OCTOPUSSY AND THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (1966)
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
[a story commissioned by the auction house Sotheby’s]
also appears in paperback editions of this book.

The following Ian Fleming short stories had previously appeared in other publications before being collected into the anthologies entitled FOR YOUR EYES ONLY and OCTOPUSSY AND THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS:

QUANTUM OF SOLACE (Cosmopolitan May 1959)
THE HILDEBRAND RARITY (PLAYBOY March 1960)
OCTOPUSSY (PLAYBOY March & April 1966)
THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (Sunday Times Colour Section 4th February 1962 under the title BERLIN ESCAPE)
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY (The Ivory Hammer: The Year at Sotheby’s, 219th Season 1962-1963) and also (PLAYBOY January 1964)

Ian Fleming's 1964 short story 007 IN NEW YORK originally appeared in American editions of THRILLING CITIES and was later published in the UK in the Sunday Times Magazine Supplement on 7th November 1999. It is now included in all paperback editions of OCTOPUSSY AND THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS.

CASINO ROYALE Jonathan Cape first edition LIVE AND LET DIE Jonathan Cape first edition MOONRAKER Jonathan Cape first edition

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER Jonathan Cape first edition

CASINO ROYALE LIVE AND LET DIE MOONRAKER DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
First published
13th April 1953
in London by Jonathan Cape
First published
5th April 1954
in London by Jonathan Cape
First published
7th April 1955
in London by Jonathan Cape
First published
26th March 1956
in London by Jonathan Cape
Black cloth with red lettering
and red embossed heart on front board 
Black cloth with gilt lettering and gilt medallion embossed on front board Black cloth with title
embossed in silver lettering on front board
Black cloth with title and diamond motif embossed in silver on front board
Dust jacket priced at 10s.6d Dust jacket priced at 10s.6d Dust jacket priced at 10s.6d Dust jacket priced at 12s.6d
Dust jacket devised by
Ian Fleming
Dust jacket devised by Ian Fleming and executed by Kenneth Lewis. Dust jacket designed by
Kenneth Lewis
Dust jacket designed by
Patricia Marriott
4,728 copies were bound of which a large number were supplied to Public Libraries 7,538 copies were printed
of the first edition
9,900 copies were printed
of the first edition
14,604 copies were printed
of the first edition
FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE Jonathan Cape first edition

DR. NO Jonathan Cape first edition

GOLDFINGER Jonathan Cape first edition

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY Jonathan Cape first edition

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE DR. NO GOLDFINGER FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
First published
8th April 1957
in London by Jonathan Cape*
First published
31st March 1958
in London by Jonathan Cape
First published
23rd March 1959
in London by Jonathan Cape
First published
11th April 1960
in London by Jonathan Cape
Black cloth with gun & rose motif embossed in red and silver on front board Black cloth with dancing girl figure stamped into front board (an unknown number of copies were also produced without the dancing girl) Black cloth, gilt lettering with skull stamped on front board with gilt coins embossed into the eye-sockets Black cloth, gilt lettering with eye motif embossed in white on front board
Dust jacket priced at 13s.6d Dust jacket priced at 13s.6d Dust jacket priced at 15s Dust jacket priced at 15s
Dust jacket devised by
Ian Fleming and executed
by Richard Chopping
Dust jacket designed by
Patricia Marriott
Dust jacket designed by
Richard Chopping
Dust jacket designed by
Richard Chopping
14,087 copies were printed
of the first edition
19,515 copies were printed
of the first edition
24,250 copies were printed
of the first edition
21,086 copies were printed
of the first edition

* The first set of 15,000 sheets were of poor print quality and were rejected by publishers Jonathan Cape who later supplied them to The Book Club, which means technically the first printing is The Book Club edition (although the Cape version was actually published first). The Book Club edition has blue boards and no embossed motif.

THUNDERBALL Jonathan Cape first edition THE SPY WHO LOVED ME Jonathan Cape first edition ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE Jonathan Cape first edition

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE Jonathan Cape first edition

THUNDERBALL THE SPY WHO LOVED ME ON HER MAJESTY'S
SECRET SERVICE
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
 First published
27th March 1961
in London by Jonathan Cape
 First published
16th April 1962
in London by Jonathan Cape
First published
1st April 1963
in London by Jonathan Cape
 First published
16th March 1964
in London by Jonathan Cape
Black cloth, gilt lettering with skeletal hand stamped on
front board
Black cloth, silver lettering
with a dagger stamped the
front board with silver embossed blade
Black cloth, silver lettering
with white embossed ski-track motif on front board
Black cloth, silver lettering with gilt embossed Japanese lettering on front board
 Dust jacket priced at 15s Dust jacket priced at 15s Dust jacket priced at 16s Dust jacket priced at 16s
Dust jacket designed by
Richard Chopping
Dust jacket designed by
Richard Chopping 
Dust jacket designed by
Richard Chopping
Dust jacket designed by
Richard Chopping
50,589 copies were printed
of the first edition
29,738 copies were printed
of the first edition
44,625 copies were printed
of the first edition
55,018 copies were printed
of the first edition

The Jonathan Cape hardback editions of THE SPY WHO LOVED ME have a double page line drawing of the Dreamy Pines Motor Court which was omitted from later paperback versions of the novel.

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN Jonathan Cape first edition OCTOPUSSY AND THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS Jonathan Cape first edition  
THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN OCTOPUSSY AND
THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
 
 First published
1st April 1965
in London by Jonathan Cape
 First published
23rd June 1966
in London by Jonathan Cape
 
Black cloth, gilt lettering on spine [copies with gilt gun also exist] ** Black cloth, silver lettering
on front board
 
Dust jacket priced at 18s Dust jacket priced at 10s.6d***  
Wraparound dust jacket designed by Richard Chopping Dust jacket designed by
Richard Chopping
 
81,890 copies were printed of the first edition 45,119 copies were printed  

** The initial printing of THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN had a gilt embossed gun stamped on the front board and is generally regarded as the first state of the book. 940 copies were produced with these boards and those were exported to Commonwealth countries. The decision to omit the embossed golden gun on all remaining copies was purely a financial decision on the part of Jonathan Cape.

*** OCTOPUSSY AND THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS was later re-priced in order to clear the remaining unsold copies making this the only Ian Fleming title that exists solely in its first edition state in hardback.

 ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE Limited Edition

ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE was also issued as a Limited Edition of 250 copies, which were numbered and signed by Ian Fleming. Presented in a clear acetate cover and featuring a frontispiece portrait of the author by Amherst Villiers.

35 un-numbered copies of the Limited Edition were also produced. 10 of these editions went to Ian Fleming, the rest were intended as presentation copies.

CASINO ROYALE Jonathan Cape 4th printing with Patricia Marriott dust jacket

MOONRAKER Jonathan Cape 10th printing with new dust jacket

DR. NO Jonathan Cape 11th printing with new dust jacket

A James Bond Omnibus Jonathan Cape 1973

ABOVE (L-R) The 4th printing of CASINO ROYALE in 1957 introduced a new dust jacket designed by an un-credited Patricia Marriott, who would also design the dust jacket for the first Jonathan Cape hardback edition of DR. NO the following year. Starting with the 10th printing in 1975, MOONRAKER had a redesigned dust  jacket with the title embossed in silver lettering. For the 11th printing of DR. NO in 1982 the jacket artwork was changed to this woodgrain-effect design obviously inspired by the Richard Chopping covers, featuring the same stencil font for the book title. Only two editions were published with this artwork and most copies were purchased by libraries. On 5th April 1973 Jonathan Cape published a James Bond Omnibus which collected LIVE AND LET DIE, DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER and DR. NO. Designed by Craig Dodd, the dust jacket featured a metallic silver-coloured laminated finish impressed with a series of horizontal lines converging to a single point to create a tunnel effect. Only 6,000 copies were produced.

 

THE JAMES BOND NOVELS - Foyle's Book Club editions

LIVE AND LET DIE Book Club Edition

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER Book Club Edition FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE Book Club Edition

DR. NO Book Club Edition

LIVE AND LET DIE DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE DR. NO
Published July 1956
in London by
The Reprint Society
[W.& G. Foyle Limited]
Published 1957
in London by
The Thriller Book Club
[W.& G. Foyle Limited]
Published 1958
in London by
The Book Club
[W.& G. Foyle Limited]
Published May 1959
in London by
The Book Club
[W.& G. Foyle Limited]
Black cloth-effect textured paper over boards Pale-blue cloth-effect textured paper over boards Powder-blue textured cloth paper over boards Sunflower-yellow cloth
over boards
Illustrated jacket featuring line-drawings set against pink and white triangles Dust jacket illustration by Patricia Marriott Dust jacket illustration by Richard Chopping Dust jacket illustration by Patricia Marriott
201,700 copies printed 29,000 copies printed 120,000 copies printed plus the additional rejected 1957 Jonathan Cape sheets 120,00 copies printed

GOLDFINGER Book Club Edition

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY Book Club edition THUNDERBALL Book Club edition

GOLDFINGER FOR YOUR EYES ONLY THUNDERBALL THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
Published May 1959
in London by
The Book Club
[W.& G. Foyle Limited]
Published April 1961
in London by
The Book Club
[W.& G. Foyle Limited]
Published 1962
in London by
The Book Club
[W.& G. Foyle Limited]
Published 1963
in London by
The Book Club
[W.& G. Foyle Limited]
Beige cloth over boards Mid-green textured cloth
over boards
Powder-blue cloth-effect textured paper over boards Mid-blue or red textured cloth over boards
Dust jacket illustration by
W. M. Cuthill
Dust jacket illustration by
W. M. Cuthill
Dust jacket illustration by
W. M. Cuthill
Dust jacket illustration by
W. M. Cuthill
120,000 copies printed 120,000 copies printed 90,000 copies printed 70,750 copies printed
ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE Book Club edition YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE Book Club edition THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN Book CLub edition  
ON HER MAJESTY'S
SECRET SERVICE
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE THE MAN WITH
THE GOLDEN GUN
 
Published 1964
in London by
The Book Club
[W.& G. Foyle Limited]
Published August 1965
in London by
The Book Club
[W.& G. Foyle Limited]
Published 1966
in London by
The Book Club
[W.& G. Foyle Limited]
 
Duck-egg blue textured paper over boards Royal-blue square-patterned cloth over boards Blue square-patterned cloth over boards  
Dust jacket illustration by
W. M. Cuthill
Dust jacket illustration by
W. M. Cuthill
Dust jacket illustration by
C. H. Richard
 
75,000 copies printed 70,000 copies printed 70,000 copies printed  
 
 

Adrian Harrington - First Edition specialists and distributors of Ian Fleming: The Bibliography
First Edition specialists and distributors of Ian Fleming: The Bibliography
www.JamesBondFirstEditions.com
 


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