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THE JAMES BOND NOVELS – First US printings

CASINO ROYALE Macmillan first edition

LIVE AND LET DIE Macmillan first edition

MOONRAKER Macmillan first edition

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER Macmillan first edition

CASINO ROYALE LIVE AND LET DIE MOONRAKER DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
First published
23rd March 1954
in New York by
The Macmillan Company
First published
April 1955
in New York by
The Macmillan Company
First published
20th September 1955
in New York by
The Macmillan Company
First published
October 1956
in New York by
The Macmillan Company

Dark olive-green cloth boards printed in red on front cover
with the outline of a diamond shape containing the title in lower case type

Dark blue cloth boards
with title printed in yellow
on front cover
Mint-green cloth boards
with title printed in
black on front cover and a single crescent motif
Light-grey cloth boards
with title printed in
red lower case italics
on front cover and a
black diamond motif
Dust jacket designed by
Leo Manso
Dust jacket designed by
Leo Manso
Dust jacket designed by
Leo Manso
Dust jacket designed by
H. Lawrence Hoffman

Dust jacket priced at $2.75

Dust jacket priced $3.00 Dust jacket priced $2.75 Dust jacket priced $2.75
FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE Macmillan first edition DOCTOR NO Macmillan first edition GOLDFINGER Macmillan first edition

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY Viking Press first edition

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE DOCTOR NO GOLDFINGER FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
First published
September 1957
in New York by
The Macmillan Company
First published
24th June 1958
in New York by
The Macmillan Company
First published
18th August 1959
in New York by
The Macmillan Company
First published
May 1960
in New York by
The Viking Press
Beige cloth boards with title printed in black tea-chest type on front cover Black cloth boards with title printed in red on front cover Black cloth, gilt lettering with skull stamped on front board with gilt coins embossed into the eye-sockets Mid-green and canary-yellow cloth boards
Dust jacket devised by
Ian Fleming and executed by Richard Chopping
Dust jacket designed by
H. Lawrence Hoffman
Dust jacket designed by
Richard Chopping
Dust jacket designed by
Richard Chopping
Dust jacket priced at $3.50 Dust jacket priced at $3.50 Dust jacket priced at $3.00 Dust jacket priced at $3.50

THUNDERBALL Viking Press first edition

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME Viking Press first edition ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE New American Library first edition

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE New American Library first edition

THUNDERBALL THE SPY WHO LOVED ME ON HER MAJESTY'S
SECRET SERVICE
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
 First published
24th April 1961
in New York by
The Viking Press
 First published
16th April 1962
in New York by
The Viking Press
First published
September 1963
in New York by
The New American Library
First published
August 1964
in New York by
The New American Library
 Canary-yellow cloth boards Orange-brown cloth boards Quarter Black cloth board over mid-blue paper-covered boards with author's facsimile signature angled in black Yellow cloth over boards with author's facsimile signature angled in red
Dust jacket designed by
S. A. Summit, Incorporated
Dust jacket designed by
Richard Chopping 
Dust jacket designed by
Paul Bacon
Dust jacket designed by
Paul Bacon
 Dust jacket priced at $3.95 Dust jacket priced at $3.95 Dust jacket priced at $4.50 Dust jacket priced at $4.50

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN New American Library first edition

OCTOPUSSY New American Library first edition

 

 

THE MAN WITH
THE GOLDEN GUN
OCTOPUSSY    
First published
23rd August 1965
in New York by
The New American Library
First published
June 1966
in New York by
The New American Library
   
Black cloth boards with large golden gun embossed in gilt extending across the front, spine and rear panels. Title in red on spine. Black cloth boards with large
gilt sniper's rifle embossed
on front panel whose barrel
merges into a tentacle
   
Dust jacket designed by
Paul Bacon
Dust jacket designed by
Paul Bacon
   
Dust jacket priced at $4.50 Dust jacket priced $3.50    

THE JAMES BOND NOVELS – US Omnibus Editions

Gilt-Edged Bonds - Macmillan First Edition

More Gilt-Edged Bonds - Macmillan First edition Bonded Fleming - Viking Press First Edition  
GILT-EDGED BONDS MORE GILT-EDGED BONDS BONDED FLEMING  
First published
24th July 1961
in New York by
The Macmillan Company
First published
August 1965
in New York by
The Macmillan Company
First published
23rd October 1965
in New York by
The Viking Press
 
CASINO ROYALE
FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE
DR. NO
LIVE AND LET DIE
MOONRAKER
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
THUNDERBALL
THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
 
Dust jacket designed by
Leo Manso featuring THUNDERBALL artwork by Richard Chopping
Dust jacket designed by
Lawrence Ratzkin
Dust jacket designed by
Al Cetta
 
Dust jacket priced at $4.95 Dust jacket priced at $5.75 Dust jacket priced at $5.75  

THE JAMES BOND NOVELS – Second Macmillan printings

CASINO ROYALE Macmillan second edition

LIVE AND LET DIE Macmillan second edition MOONRAKER Macmillan second edition

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER Macmillan second edition

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE Macmillan second edition

DR. NO Macmillan second edition GOLDFINGER Macmillan second edition

 

For their second printing Macmillan reissued the first seven novels on 17th January 1966, all priced at $3.95 and featuring new dust jackets designed Jerome Kuhl (1927-2016).

THE JAMES BOND NOVELS – Book Club Editions

CASINO ROYALE Book Club edition

MOONRAKER Book Club edition FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE Book Club edition

DOCTOR NO Book Club edition

CASINO ROYALE
August 1965
MOONRAKER
August 1965
FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE
August 1965
DOCTOR NO
August 1965

GOLDFINGER Book Club edition

THUNDERBALL Book Club edition THE SPY WHO LOVED ME Book Club edition

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE Book Club edition

GOLDFINGER
August 1965
THUNDERBALL
August 1965
THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
August 1965
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
August 1965

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN Book Club edition

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER Book Club edition

Eight James Bond novels were published in the USA by the Book Club as part of the ‘Dollar Mystery Guild’ series in August 1965. They had uniform covers and were issued many times well into the 1970s far outselling any other hardcover editions of the novels. Alternate coloured covers exist for all titles. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN was added to the series in 1966. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER was also issued in hardback by the Book Club in 1971 as a tie-in with Sean Connery's comeback film as James Bond, and featuring the film poster artwork of Robert McGinnis on the front cover.

 

THE MAN WITH
THE GOLDEN GUN
1966
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
1971
   

THE JAMES BOND NOVELS
MJF Books ‘The James Bond Classic Library’

MOONRAKER MJF Books

GOLDFINGER MJF Books CASINO ROYALE MJF Books

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE MJF Books

MOONRAKER
January 1994
GOLDFINGER
January 1994
CASINO ROYALE
March 1994
FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE
March 1994

DOCTOR NO MJF Books

THUNDERBALL MJF Books LIVE AND LET DIE MJF Books

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER MJF Books

DOCTOR NO
May 1994
THUNDERBALL
May 1994
LIVE AND LET DIE
May 1995
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
May 1995

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY MJF Books

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME MJF Books ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE MJF Books

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE MJF Books

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
July 1995
THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
July 1995
ON HER MAJESTY'S
SECRET SERVICE
October 1995
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
October 1995

A James Bond Omnibus Volume 1

A James Bond Omnibus rear covers

A James Bond Omnibus Volume 2

A James Bond
Omnibus Volume 1

April 1997
    A James Bond
Omnibus Volume 2

April 1997

New York publisher Michael J. Fine acquired the rights to publish the first twelve James Bond books in the USA, but could not secure THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN and OCTOPUSSY so the series was incomplete. The colourful dust jackets were designed by Richard Rossiter, with illustrations by Christopher Blumrich. The books were issued as the ‘James Bond Classic Library’ collection, and although no price was printed on the dust jacket they were affordable mid-range editions. Two omnibus editions were later published in April 1997.

 

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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