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THE JAMES BOND NOVELS
UK Hardcover Editions
WRITTEN & COMPILED BY KEVIN HARPER

Following their original hardcover publication by Jonathan Cape Limited, Ian Fleming's James Bond novels have been reissued by several other UK publishers as omnibus editions, and in a large-print format supplied exclusively to lending libraries. Nowadays hardcover editions are exclusively aimed at the collectors’ market, and produced in far fewer numbers than their paperback counterparts. The entire series was re-issued in 2002 to mark the 50th anniversary of the completion of CASINO ROYALE; and again in 2008 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Ian Fleming's birth. More recently, most titles have been issued by The Folio Society as special slip-cased editions, accompanied by lavish colour illustrations by Fay Dalton.

 

THE JAMES BOND NOVELS
UK Omnibus Editions

IAN FLEMING [Six Novels]

DR. NO with FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE IAN FLEMING'S JAMES BOND 1985

IAN FLEMING'S JAMES BOND 1994

IAN FLEMING [Six Novels] DR. NO with
FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE
IAN FLEMING'S JAMES BOND IAN FLEMING'S JAMES BOND
First published
12th September 1978
in London by William Heinemann Limited, Secker & Warburg Limited and Octopus Books Limited by arrangement with Glidrose Productions Limited.
First published
1984
in London by Chancellor Press, an imprint of Octopus Publishing Group plc.
First published
1985
in London by William Heinemann Limited and Chancellor Press, an imprint of Octopus Publishing Group plc.
First published
November 1994
in London by Chancellor Press, an imprint of Reed Books Limited, by arrangement with Glidrose Productions Limited.
Dust jacket priced at £4.95 Dust jacket not priced Dust jacket not priced Glazed pictorial boards
Burgundy vinyl over boards with dust jacket featuring a photographic montage of stills from Dr. No (1962) Glossy photographic dust
jacket showing at still of Ursula Andress as Honey Rider from Dr. No (1962)
Glossy photographic dust
jacket showing a well-used Walther PPK automatic pistol and scattered bullets
Glossy photographic cover with film poster themed artwork credited to ‘Faba’

In addition to the versions published by Jonathan Cape, there were several James Bond omnibus editions printed in hardcover by other publishers who licensed the rights from Glidrose Productions Limited (the company formed by Ian Fleming in 1952 to hold the literary publishing rights to his works). Jonathan Cape had released their own James Bond omnibus containing three novels in 1973, and this was followed five years later by a budget priced edition containing six novels. A second version was issued in 1984 under the St Michael imprint for sale in exclusively in Marks & Spencer department stores. The reissue version had a dust jacket featuring a still of Sean Connery as James Bond from the 1971 film Diamonds Are Forever, although this novel was not featured in the collection. Also in 1984 Chancellor Press issued a hardcover omnibus of DR. NO paired with FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE. The glossy photographic dust jacket featured a colour still of Ursula Andress from Dr. No (1962). A second version with glazed binding and without a separate dust-wrapper was also published for supply to public libraries, making the book easier to clean. In 1985 a second six-novel omnibus was published by William Heinemann Limited with a different collection of novels to their 1978 version. A variant version was also published in 1985 under the title ‘The Best of James Bond’ but without a dust-wrapper and had a simple text only cover priced at £9.95. Chancellor Press published their final James Bond omnibus in November 1994 containing the same six novels as the 1978 collection. Featuring film poster-themed artwork credited to ‘Faba’ on the glazed pictorial boards, this edition was exported in large numbers.

 

THE JAMES BOND NOVELS
UK Large-Print Editions

Ian Fleming's James Bond novels and short stories were also issued as large-print editions in the UK, and supplied exclusively to lending libraries to aid visually impaired readers. Copies are still widely available on the second-hand market, but most will have institutional stamps or markings. Many copies will have the dust jacket laminated to the boards, as was common with most books issued by lending libraries.

MOONRAKER Ulverscroft Large Print Series

CASINO ROYALE Chivers/New Portway Large-print edition FROM RUSSIA , WITH LOVE Chivers/New Portway Large-print edition

LIVE AND LET DIE Chivers/New Portway Large-print edition

MOONRAKER CASINO ROYALE FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE LIVE AND LET DIE
Published January 1975
in Leicester by
F.A. Thorpe
[Ulverscroft Large Print Series]
Published 29th March 1979
in Bath by
Cedric Chivers Limited
[New Portway Imprint]
Published 29th March 1979
in Bath by
Cedric Chivers Limited
[New Portway Imprint]
Published January 1980
in Bath by
Cedric Chivers Limited
[New Portway Imprint]
Burgundy cloth over boards Brown cloth with plain boards, lettered in gilt to the back-strip. Beige cloth with plain boards, lettered in gilt to the back-strip. Black or dark-grey cloth with plain boards, lettered in silver gilt to the back-strip.
No designer credited - dust jacket features simple black & white horizontal bands, lettered in black, white and red. Dust jacket designed and printed by Redwood Burn Limited. Illustrated front panel, featuring a stylised rectangular photograph window showing three playing cards and two dice. Dust jacket designed and printed by Redwood Burn Limited. Illustrated front panel featuring a stylised rectangular photograph window showing a female neck and shoulders with the Soviet hammer & sickle emblem tattooed in red. Also visible is an automatic weapon and Russian-style fur hat Dust jacket designed and printed by Redwood Burn Limited. Illustrated front panel featuring a stylised rectangular photograph window showing a diver's mask, knife and an items of golden treasure.
Priced at £1.75
[the price is not printed on the dust jacket]
Priced at £6.00
[the price is not printed on the dust jacket]
No printed price shown
on dust jacket
Priced at £4.75
[the price is not printed on the dust jacket]

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME Chivers/New Portway Large-print edition

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN Chivers/New Portway Large-print edition DR. NO Chivers/New Portway Large-print edition

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER Chivers/New Portway Large-print edition

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME THE MAN WITH
THE GOLDEN GUN
DR. NO DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
Published 1980
in Bath by
Cedric Chivers Limited
[New Portway Imprint]
Published 1980
in Bath by
Cedric Chivers Limited
[New Portway Imprint]
Published 11th January 1982
in Bath by
Cedric Chivers Limited
[New Portway Imprint]
Published 11th March 1982
in Bath by
Cedric Chivers Limited
[New Portway Imprint]
Black cloth with plain boards, lettered in gilt to the back-strip Black cloth with plain boards, lettered in gilt to the back-strip Mid-green cloth with plain boards, lettered in gilt to the back-strip Red cloth with plain boards, lettered in gilt to the back-strip.
Dust jacket designed and printed by Redwood Burn Limited. Illustrated front panel featuring a stylised rectangular photograph window showing a black & white photo of a girl, an extinguished cigarette, a hypodermic needle and a red carnation. Dust jacket designed and printed by Redwood Burn Limited. Illustrated front panel featuring a stylised rectangular photograph window showing a gold-plated revolver and bullets arranged on a tobacco leaf. Dust jacket designed and printed by Redwood Burn Limited. Illustrated front panel featuring a stylised rectangular photograph window showing Honey Rider on a beach, with Doctor No's mechanical hand visible in the foreground. Dust jacket designed and printed by Redwood Burn Limited. Illustrated front panel featuring a stylised rectangular photograph window showing a number of diamonds arranged to read ‘007’, with a bullet, single white lily and a black ribbon placed around them.
Priced at £4.75
[the price is not printed on the dust jacket]
Priced at £4.75
[the price is not printed on the dust jacket]
No printed price shown
on dust jacket
No printed price shown
on dust jacket

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY Chivers/New Portway Large-print edition

THUNDERBALL Chivers/New Portway Large-print edition ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE Chivers/New Portway Large-print edition

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE Chivers/New Portway Large-print edition

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY THUNDERBALL ON HER MAJESTY'S
SECRET SERVICE
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
Published 15th April 1982
in Bath by
Cedric Chivers Limited
[New Portway Imprint]
Published 15th April 1982
in Bath by
Cedric Chivers Limited
[New Portway Imprint]
Published 15th April 1982
in Bath by
Cedric Chivers Limited
[New Portway Imprint]
Published 15th April 1982
in Bath by
Cedric Chivers Limited
[New Portway Imprint]
Burgundy cloth with plain boards, lettered in gilt to the back-strip. Burgundy cloth with plain boards, lettered in gilt to the back-strip. Burgundy cloth with plain boards, lettered in gilt to the back-strip. Burgundy cloth with plain boards, lettered in gilt to the back-strip.
Dust jacket designed and printed by Redwood Burn Limited. Illustrated front panel featuring a stylised rectangular photograph window showing an automatic pistol and ladies’ sunglasses placed on a selection of travel guides and a dossier marked ‘TOP SECRET’. Dust jacket designed and printed by Redwood Burn Limited. Illustrated front panel featuring a stylised rectangular photograph window showing divers’ equipment including a mask, watch, harpoon-gun and a map overlaid with a radioactivity symbol. Dust jacket designed and printed by Redwood Burn Limited. Illustrated front panel featuring a stylised rectangular photograph window showing a handgun half-buried in sand
(presumably meant to represent snow),
with the letters
‘H.M.S.S.’ below
Dust jacket designed and printed by Redwood Burn Limited. Illustrated front panel featuring a stylised rectangular photograph window showing an automatic pistol lying on a grass mat surrounded by Oriental flowers, a satin wedding bow and ribbon, and a card printed with the title of the book in Japanese.
No printed price shown
on dust jacket
No printed price shown
on dust jacket
No printed price shown
on dust jacket
No printed price shown
on dust jacket

OCTOPUSSY AND THE LIVNG DAYLIGHTS Chivers/New Portway Large-print edition

GOLDFINGER Chivers/New Portway Large-print edition GOLDFINGER Chivers Press/Windsor Selection Large-print edition [Reissue]

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE Chivers Press/Windsor Selection Large-print edition [Reissue]

OCTOPUSSY AND
THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
GOLDFINGER GOLDFINGER
[Reissue]
FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE
[Reissue]
Published February 1983
in Bath by
Cedric Chivers Limited
[New Portway Imprint]
Published February 1983
in Bath by
Cedric Chivers Limited
[New Portway Imprint]
Published 7th July 1992
in Bath by
Chivers Press
[Windsor Selection Imprint]
Published 3rd November 1992
in Bath by
Chivers Press
[Windsor Selection Imprint]
Navy-blue cloth with plain boards, lettered in gilt to the back-strip. Navy-blue cloth with plain boards, lettered in gilt to the back-strip. Black cloth with plain boards, lettered in gilt to the back-strip. Red cloth with plain boards, lettered in gilt to the back-strip.
Dust jacket designed and printed by Redwood Burn Limited. Illustrated front panel featuring a stylised rectangular photograph window showing a divers’ mask, a bar of Nazi gold and en exotic flower resting upon the sand. Dust jacket designed and printed by Redwood Burn Limited. Illustrated front panel featuring a stylised rectangular photograph window showing a gold-painted female hand holding a red rose. Wraparound dust jacket artwork showing a gold-painted woman with the profile of Oddjob behind her, with a repeated ‘bowler hat’ extending to the spine and rear panel which shows James Bond in a tuxedo with silenced gun, standing in a firing stance. Wraparound dust jacket artwork showing James Bond and Tatiana Romanova in evening wear with the Kremlin and a speeding train visible behind them extending to the rear cover. A Soviet hammer & sickle symbol within a heart motif is also shown on the cover.
No printed price shown
on dust jacket
No printed price shown
on dust jacket
No printed price shown
on dust jacket
No printed price shown
on dust jacket

GOLDFINGER and FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE were reissued again as large-print editions by Chivers under their Windsor imprint in 1992. Once again published exclusively for lending libraries, these two titles will invariably be found with library stamps or institutional markings. Chivers would later issue large-print editions of Christopher Wood's JAMES BOND AND MOONRAKER, and selected John Gardner titles. Most titles were also available as audiobooks spread across several cassettes and read by David Rintoul.

 

THE JAMES BOND NOVELS
Anniversary Editions 2002

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the completion of CASINO ROYALE, Viking/Penguin Books Limited issued hardback editions of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels and short stories, with new wraparound dust jackets artwork. Issued simultaneously with identical paperback editions, the hardcover versions had detatchable dust jackets featuring abstract photography by Toby McFarland Pond.

GOLDFINGER Anniversary edition wraparound dust jacket

The wraparound dust jackets have a high gloss finish with the titles printed in metallic ink, and the name ‘JAMES BOND’ appearing at the bottom of each jacket, matt laminated and embossed. The hardcover editions were limited to just 1,000 copies for each title, and are now highly collectible. This publication marks the first time THE PROPERTY OF A LADY and 007 IN NEW YORK appeared together in a UK hardcover edition as part of the OCTOPUSSY AND THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS anthology. The short story 007 IN NEW YORK was originally first published in the New York Herald Tribune in October 1963 as ‘Agent 007 in New York’, but was subsequently renamed 007 IN NEW YORK and included the 1964 US edition of Thrilling Cities - a collection of travelogues written by Ian Fleming in 1959/60; whilst THE PROPERTY OF A LADY had made its hardback debut in The Ivory Hammer: The Year at Sotheby’s, 219th Season 1962-1963, it had been included in all paperback editions of OCTOPUSSY AND THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS since 1967.

CASINO ROYALE Penguin anniversary edition 2002

LIVE AMD LET DIE Penguin anniversary edition 2002 MOONRAKER Penguin anniversary edition 2002

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER Penguin anniversary edition 2002

CASINO ROYALE LIVE AND LET DIE MOONRAKER DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
Published 4th April 2002
in London by
Viking
[Penguin Books Limited]
Published 4th April 2002
in London by
Viking
[Penguin Books Limited]
Published 4th April 2002
in London by
Viking
[Penguin Books Limited]
Published 4th April 2002
in London by
Viking
[Penguin Books Limited]
Black cloth with plain boards, lettered in silver along the back-strip. Black cloth with plain boards, lettered in silver along the back-strip. Black cloth with plain boards, lettered in silver along the back-strip. Black cloth with plain boards, lettered in silver along the back-strip.
Glossy wraparound dust jacket with an abstract design of red, orange and yellow orbs set against a black background.
 
Glossy wraparound dust jacket with an abstract design of red, orange and yellow flames set against a black background. Glossy wraparound dust jacket with an abstract design of a lunar or planetary horizon in blue and white against a black background. Glossy wraparound dust jacket with an abstract design of regular cut and polished diamonds printed in grey, set against a black background.
Cover photography by
Toby McFarland Pond
Cover photography by
Toby McFarland Pond
Cover photography by
Toby McFarland Pond
Cover photography by
Toby McFarland Pond
Dust jacket priced at £17.99 Dust jacket priced at £17.99 Dust jacket priced at £17.99 Dust jacket priced at £17.99
Print run of 1,000 copies Print run of 1,000 copies Print run of 1,000 copies Print run of 1,000 copies

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE Penguin anniversary edition 2002

DR. NO Penguin anniversary edition 2002 GOLDFINGER Penguin anniversary edition 2002

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY Penguin anniversary edition 2002

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE DR. NO GOLDFINGER FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
Published 4th April 2002
in London by
Viking
[Penguin Books Limited]
Published 4th April 2002
in London by
Viking
[Penguin Books Limited]
Published 4th April 2002
in London by
Viking
[Penguin Books Limited]
Published 4th April 2002
in London by
Viking
[Penguin Books Limited]
Black cloth with plain boards, lettered in silver along the back-strip. Black cloth with plain boards, lettered in silver along the back-strip. Black cloth with plain boards, lettered in silver along the back-strip. Black cloth with plain boards, lettered in silver along the back-strip.
Glossy wraparound dust jacket with an abstract design featuring a close-up of thick animal fur used in a winter garment, printed in black & white. Glossy wraparound dust jacket with an abstract design of repeated/reducing, circles forming the shape of a gentleman's wrist watch, printed in red against a black background. Glossy wraparound dust jacket with an abstract design of horizontal beams of light in red and orange set against a black background. Glossy wraparound dust jacket with an abstract design featuring a close-up of dark-blue satin material, with text printed in white and grey.
Cover photography by
Toby McFarland Pond
Cover photography by
Toby McFarland Pond
Cover photography by
Toby McFarland Pond
Cover photography by
Toby McFarland Pond
Dust jacket priced at £17.99 Dust jacket priced at £17.99 Dust jacket priced at £17.99 Dust jacket priced at £17.99
Print run of 1,000 copies Print run of 1,000 copies Print run of 1,000 copies Print run of 1,000 copies
THUNDERBALL Penguin anniversary edition 2002 THE SPY WHO LOVED ME Penguin anniversary edition 2002 ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE Penguin anniversary edition 2002

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE Penguin anniversary edition 2002

THUNDERBALL THE SPY WHO LOVED ME ON HER MAJESTY'S
SECRET SERVICE
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
Published 4th April 2002
in London by
Viking
[Penguin Books Limited]
Published 4th April 2002
in London by
Viking
[Penguin Books Limited]
Published 4th April 2002
in London by
Viking
[Penguin Books Limited]
Published 4th April 2002
in London by
Viking
[Penguin Books Limited]
Black cloth with plain boards, lettered in silver along the back-strip. Black cloth with plain boards, lettered in silver along the back-strip. Black cloth with plain boards, lettered in silver along the back-strip. Black cloth with plain boards, lettered in silver along the back-strip.
Glossy wraparound dust jacket with an abstract design featuring a close-up of a curved object, likely a divers’ mask, breaking the surface of the water at night Glossy wraparound dust jacket with an abstract design featuring diagonal streams of blue light printed against a black background. Glossy wraparound dust jacket with an abstract design of ice, printed in blue against a black background. Glossy wraparound dust jacket with an abstract design featuring steel-grey and red diagonal slashes, reminiscent of a sword blade, set against a black background.
Cover photography by
Toby McFarland Pond
Cover photography by
Toby McFarland Pond
Cover photography by
Toby McFarland Pond
Cover photography by
Toby McFarland Pond
Dust jacket priced at £17.99 Dust jacket priced at £17.99 Dust jacket priced at £17.99 Dust jacket priced at £17.99
Print run of 1,000 copies Print run of 1,000 copies Print run of 1,000 copies Print run of 1,000 copies

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN Penguin anniversary edition 2002

OCTOPUSSY & THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS Penguin anniversary edition 2002    
THE MAN WITH
THE GOLDEN GUN
OCTOPUSSY &
THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
 
Published 4th April 2002
in London by
Viking
[Penguin Books Limited]
Published 4th April 2002
in London by
Viking
[Penguin Books Limited]
   
Black cloth with plain boards, lettered in silver along the back-strip. Black cloth with plain boards, lettered in silver along the back-strip.    
Glossy wraparound dust jacket with an abstract design featuring gossamer-thin loose sheets of gold leaf set against a black background. Glossy wraparound dust jacket with an abstract design featuring liquid running over an irregular surface printed in blue-grey against a black background.    
Cover photography by
Toby McFarland Pond
Cover photography by
Toby McFarland Pond
   
Dust jacket priced at £17.99 Dust jacket priced at £17.99    
Print run of 1,000 copies Print run of 1,000 copies    
 

THE JAMES BOND NOVELS
PENGUIN Centenary Editions 2008

For the Centenary of James Bond author Ian Fleming's birth in 2008, Penguin Books chose to reissue all 14 volumes in hardcover editions; with striking dust jackets by designed by Jon Gray (gray318), featuring the illustrations of Swansea-born San Francisco based artist Michael Gillette. Jon Gray's original design was inspired by the film poster artwork for Casino Royale (1967) by Robert McGinnis, featuring a stylised image of a girl seen from behind with text wrapping around her body. The linking theme for the 2008 Centenary editions retained the Bond-Girl motif, with each cover was assigned a different colour to create a diverse range of moods within the concept. Unfortunately several of the covers are compromised by having their titles broken up to fit into the space available across the girl's back.

The Centenary editions were printed in larger numbers than the Anniversary series (the first six titles had a print run of 4,000; whereas the remaining titles were reduced to 3,500), and UK copies were also sold in Canada, priced at $25. The spines for each cover featured a different silhouette of a girl, with the rear cover printing a quote from the book set against the same solid colour dominant on the cover. The spines also show the ‘Penguin 007’ logo seen on the cover, and are also numbered sequentially from #1 to #14. The series was issued in hardcover in Germany with amended just jacket art to reflect the German translation of the titles. The German series was expanded to include COLONEL SUN in 2014, and ten John Gardner titles 2014-2017, all illustrated in the same style by Michael Gillette. THUNDERBALL and ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE utilised new artwork for the German editions published by Cross Cult in 2012. The Centenary series was later issued in paperback in a different order in the UK from April 23, 2009 with the original Michael Gillette covers.

CASINO ROYALE Penguin Centenary edition 2008

LIVE AND LET DIE Penguin Centenary edition 2008 MOONRAKER Penguin Centenary edition 2008

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER Penguin Centenary edition 2008

CASINO ROYALE LIVE AND LET DIE MOONRAKER DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
Published 29th May 2008
in London by
Penguin Books Limited
Published 29th May 2008
in London by
Penguin Books Limited
Published 29th May 2008
in London by
Penguin Books Limited
Published 29th May 2008
in London by
Penguin Books Limited
Black cloth with plain boards, lettered in silver along the back-strip. Black cloth with plain boards, lettered in silver along the back-strip. Black cloth with plain boards, lettered in silver along the back-strip. Black cloth with plain boards, lettered in silver along the back-strip.
Dust jacket art features a purple-toned stylised illustration of Vesper Lynd in a cocktail dress, set against a white background. Dust jacket art features a stylised illustration of a naked African girl (perhaps influenced by the non-Fleming character Rosie Carver from the film version), set against a white background. Dust jacket art features a powder-blue-toned stylised illustration of a naked girl from the waist up (presumably Gala Brand), facing away from the reader and holding a vanity mirror, set against a white background. Dust jacket art features a lilac-toned stylised illustration of Tiffany Case, seated on a turned-around wooden chair, set against a white background.
Dust jacket illustration by Michael Gillette, designed by Jon Gray Dust jacket illustration by Michael Gillette, designed by Jon Gray Dust jacket illustration by Michael Gillette, designed by Jon Gray Dust jacket illustration by Michael Gillette, designed by Jon Gray
Dust jacket priced at £14.99 Dust jacket priced at £14.99 Dust jacket priced at £14.99 Dust jacket priced at £14.99
Print run of 4,000 copies Print run of 4,000 copies Print run of 4,000 copies Print run of 4,000 copies

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE Penguin Centenary edition 2008

DR. NO Penguin Centenary edition 2008 GOLDFINGER Penguin Centenary edition 2008

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY Penguin Centenary edition 2008

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE DR. NO GOLDFINGER FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
Published 29th May 2008
in London by
Penguin Books Limited
Published 29th May 2008
in London by
Penguin Books Limited
Published 29th May 2008
in London by
Penguin Books Limited
Published 29th May 2008
in London by
Penguin Books Limited
Black cloth with plain boards, lettered in silver along the back-strip. Black cloth with plain boards, lettered in silver along the back-strip. Black cloth with plain boards, lettered in silver along the back-strip. Black cloth with plain boards, lettered in silver along the back-strip.
Dust jacket art features a orange/red-toned stylised illustration of (presumably) Tatiana Romanova, seated naked against a white background. Dust jacket art features a stylised illustration of Honey Rider with a diving belt and knife, set against a white background. Dust jacket art features a yellow/gold-toned stylised illustration of Jill Masterson with long blonde hair, set against a white background. Dust jacket art features a pink-toned stylised illustration of a naked woman holding a cocktail in her left hand, set against a white background.
Dust jacket illustration by Michael Gillette, designed by Jon Gray Dust jacket illustration by Michael Gillette, designed by Jon Gray Dust jacket illustration by Michael Gillette, designed by Jon Gray Dust jacket illustration by Michael Gillette, designed by Jon Gray
Dust jacket priced at £14.99 Dust jacket priced at £14.99 Dust jacket priced at £14.99 Dust jacket priced at £14.99
Print run of 4,000 copies Print run of 4,000 copies Print run of 3,500 copies Print run of 3,500 copies

THUNDERBALL Penguin Centenary edition 2008

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME Penguin Centenary edition 2008 ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE Penguin Centenary edition 2008

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE Penguin Centenary edition 2008

THUNDERBALL THE SPY WHO LOVED ME ON HER MAJESTY'S
SECRET SERVICE
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
Published 29th May 2008
in London by
Penguin Books Limited
Published 29th May 2008
in London by
Penguin Books Limited
Published 29th May 2008
in London by
Penguin Books Limited
Published 29th May 2008
in London by
Penguin Books Limited
Black cloth with plain boards, lettered in silver along the back-strip. Black cloth with plain boards, lettered in silver along the back-strip. Black cloth with plain boards, lettered in silver along the back-strip. Black cloth with plain boards, lettered in silver along the back-strip.
Dust jacket art features a sea-green-toned stylised illustration of (presumably) Dominetta ‘Domino’ Vitali, set against a white background. Dust jacket art features a pink-toned stylised illustration of (presumably) Vivienne Michel in an evening dress or nightgown with the straps falling from her shoulders, set against a white background. Dust jacket art features a salmon-pink-toned stylised illustration of Tracy in a bridal gown holding a floral bouquet, set against a white background. Dust jacket art features a deep-orange-toned stylised illustration of (presumably) Kissy Suzuki with flowers in her hair, set against a white background.
Dust jacket illustration by Michael Gillette, designed by Jon Gray Dust jacket illustration by Michael Gillette, designed by Jon Gray Dust jacket illustration by Michael Gillette, designed by Jon Gray Dust jacket illustration by Michael Gillette, designed by Jon Gray
Dust jacket priced at £14.99 Dust jacket priced at £14.99 Dust jacket priced at £14.99 Dust jacket priced at £14.99
Print run of 3,500 copies Print run of 3,500 copies Print run of 3,500 copies Print run of 3,500 copies

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN Penguin Centenary edition 2008

OCTOPUSSY Penguin Centenary edition 2008

 Penguin Centenary editions 2008

THE MAN WITH
THE GOLDEN GUN
OCTOPUSSY  
Published 29th May 2008
in London by
Penguin Books Limited
Published 29th May 2008
in London by
Penguin Books Limited
   
Black cloth with plain boards, lettered in silver along the back-strip. Black cloth with plain boards, lettered in silver along the back-strip.    
Dust jacket art features a purple-toned stylised illustration of a black female wearing a white evening dress and large hooped earrings, set against a white background. Dust jacket art features a blue-toned stylised illustration of a naked female with a handgun, wearing octopus earrings, set against a white background.    
Dust jacket illustration by Michael Gillette, designed by Jon Gray Dust jacket illustration by Michael Gillette, designed by Jon Gray    
Dust jacket priced at £14.99 Dust jacket priced at £14.99    
Print run of 3,500 copies Print run of 3,500 copies    
 

THE JAMES BOND NOVELS
Dateman Miniature Editions 2008

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER Dateman miniature edition 2008

Late in 2008 Dateman Books of Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset issued the complete Centenary series as miniature editions with a height of just 29mm. Each book was 100% handmade in plain black linen, with white endpapers. The covers featured the Michael Gillette artwork designed by Jon Gray as seen on the Penguin hardcover series, with additional white space either side of the art due to the dimensions of the book. Each title was priced at £7.00 and available directly from the publisher, with a complete set of 14 miniatures available at the discount price of £90. The miniature books were sold in a clear acetate sleeve, with a printed ‘Ian Fleming Miniature Collection’ card, folded and staple-sealed. This series is believed to be the first set of works in this format from a major modern writer. The hand-bound books each reprinted the entire first chapter of the original story, so were not complete novels.

 

IAN FLEMING – THE COMPLETE WORKS
Queen Anne Press 2008

Perhaps the ultimate in collectible hardcover editions were published by the Queen Anne Press to commemorate the Ian Fleming Centenary in 2008. In addition to the complete series of James Bond novels and short stories, Queen Anne Press created a stunning collection which also included deluxe editions of Ian Fleming's 1957 non-fiction book The Diamonds Smugglers; Thrilling Cities - a 1963 collection of travel articles, and his 1964 children's novel Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Also included is a new volume of collected journalism (also containing two unpublished short stories) entitled Talk Of The Devil.

SEE THE FULL COLLECTION

IAN FLEMING The Complete Works is offered in three different bindings: Fine binding limited to 56 sets (£15,000); Vellum binding limited to 100 sets (£6,000) and cloth binding limited to 250 sets (£2,000).

Queen Anne Press was founded in 1951 to publish limited editions by notable authors, and was managed in its early days by Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond and noted bibliophile.

IAN FLEMING – THE COMPLETE WORKS - Queen Anne Press 2008

 

THE JAMES BOND NOVELS
Folio Society Editions – 2007 to date

The Folio Society, a privately owned London-based publisher founded by Charles Ede in 1947, are producers of illustrated hardback editions of classic fiction and non-fiction books, poetry and children's titles. Folio Society editions feature specially designed bindings and include artist-commissioned illustrations (most often in fiction titles) or researched artworks and photographs (in non-fiction titles). Most editions come with their own hard slip-case. Folio titles can be only purchased online through the company website, although some editions are stocked by independent bookstores, including Selfridges, Harrods and Hatchards in London. In 2007 The Folio Society published a standalone edition of LIVE AND LET DIE (with an introduction by British author Ken Follett), featuring new illustrations by English artist Lyndon Hayes (born 1975), who had provided the artwork for the UK printed debut of Ian Fleming's short story 007 IN NEW YORK published in the Sunday Times Magazine Supplement on November 7, 1999.

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER Folio society edition/Fay Dalton

The Folio Society resumed the series in November 2015 with CASINO ROYALE, this time illustrated by acclaimed London-based artist Fay Dalton, who combines traditional drawing and painting methods with digital painting. Dalton has illustrated all titles in the same style, including the 2019 reissue of LIVE AND LET DIE. The Folio Society Ian Fleming hardcover editions have been published in no particular order semi-annually since October 2016, and are slightly larger (9" X 6¼" approx) than the Octavo sized (8" X 5½" approx) Jonathan Cape originals.

LIVE AND LET DIE Folio Society edition

CASINO ROYALE Folio Society edition FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE Folio Society edition

DR. NO Folio Society edition

LIVE AND LET DIE CASINO ROYALE FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE DR. NO
Published January 2007
in London by
The Folio Society Limited
Published November 2015
in London by
The Folio Society Limited
Published October 2016
in London by
The Folio Society Limited
Published June 2017
in London by
The Folio Society Limited
Cloth boards of graduating russet and terracotta shades, blocked in black silver and gilt with a shark and diver to the front cover, and a coral reef with gold coins on the rear cover. Black cloth over boards, with diagonal white and red lines. Title and author blocked out in white and red. Black cloth over boards, with diagonal white and red lines. Title and author blocked out in white and red. Black cloth over boards, with diagonal white and red lines. Title and author blocked out in white and red.
Housed in a plain brown card slip-case. Housed in a black pictorial
slip-case, with book title and author in red.
Housed in a black pictorial
slip-case, with book title and author in red.
Housed in a black pictorial
slip-case, with book title and author in red.
Seven full-page colour illustrations (including frontispiece) by Lyndon Hayes Seven full-page colour illustrations (including frontispiece) by Fay Dalton Seven full-page colour illustrations (including frontispiece) by Fay Dalton Seven full-page colour illustrations (including frontispiece) by Fay Dalton
£29.99 [price not printed] £39.95 [price not printed] £39.95 [price not printed] £39.95 [price not printed]

MOONRAKER Folio Society edition

GOLDFINGER Folio Society edition DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER Folio Society edition

THUNBDERBALL Folio Society edition

MOONRAKER GOLDFINGER DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER THUNDERBALL
Published October 2017
in London by
The Folio Society Limited
Published March 2018
in London by
The Folio Society Limited
Published October 2018
in London by
The Folio Society Limited
Published March 2019
in London by
The Folio Society Limited
Black cloth over boards, with diagonal white and red lines. Title and author blocked out in white and red. Black cloth over boards, with diagonal white and red lines. Title and author blocked out in white and red. Black cloth over boards, with diagonal white and red lines. Title and author blocked out in white and red. Black cloth over boards, with diagonal white and red lines. Title and author blocked out in white and red.
Housed in a black pictorial
slip-case, with book title and author in red.
Housed in a black pictorial
slip-case, with book title and author in red.
Housed in a black pictorial
slip-case, with book title and author in red.
Housed in a black pictorial
slip-case, with book title and author in red.
Seven full-page colour illustrations (including frontispiece) by Fay Dalton Seven full-page colour illustrations (including frontispiece) by Fay Dalton Seven full-page colour illustrations (including frontispiece) by Fay Dalton Seven full-page colour illustrations (including frontispiece) by Fay Dalton
£39.95 [price not printed] £39.95 [price not printed] £39.95 [price not printed] £39.95 [price not printed]

LIVE AND LET DIE Folio Society edition

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME Folio Society edition ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE Folio Society edition

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE Folio Society edition

LIVE AND LET DIE THE SPY WHO LOVED ME ON HER MAJESTY'S
SECRET SERVICE
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
Published October 2019
in London by
The Folio Society Limited
Published March 2020
in London by
The Folio Society Limited
Published October 2020
in London by
The Folio Society Limited
Published March 2021
in London by
The Folio Society Limited
Black cloth over boards, with diagonal white and red lines. Title and author blocked out in white and red. Black cloth over boards, with diagonal white and red lines. Title and author blocked out in white and red. Black cloth over boards, with diagonal white and red lines. Title and author blocked out in white and red. Black cloth over boards, with diagonal white and red lines. Title and author blocked out in white and red.
Housed in a black pictorial
slip-case, with book title and author in red.
Housed in a black pictorial
slip-case, with book title and author in red.
Housed in a black pictorial
slip-case, with book title and author in red.
Housed in a black pictorial
slip-case, with book title and author in red.
Seven full-page colour illustrations (including frontispiece) by Fay Dalton Seven full-page colour illustrations (including frontispiece) by Fay Dalton Seven full-page colour illustrations (including frontispiece) by Fay Dalton Seven full-page colour illustrations (including frontispiece) by Fay Dalton
£39.95 [price not printed] £39.95 [price not printed] £39.95 [price not printed] £39.95 [price not printed]

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN Folio Society edition

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN Folio Society edition
THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN
Published October 2021
in London by
The Folio Society Limited
Black cloth over boards, with diagonal white and red lines.
Title and author blocked out in white and red.
Housed in a black pictorial slip-case,
with book title and author in red.
Seven full-page colour illustrations
(including frontispiece) by Fay Dalton
£39.95 [price not printed]
 

THE JAMES BOND NOVELS
VINTAGE CLASSICS – three hardcover titles 2017

In November 2017 Vintage UK published new three hardback editions of CASINO ROYALE, LIVE AND LET DIE and GOLDFINGER. The new editions featured introductions by James Bond historian and documentary filmmaker John Cork, and cover artwork by Levente Szabó. The editions are wrapped in eye-catching new covers designed by Budapest-based graphic designer and illustrator Levente Szabó, whose work includes projects for BAFTA and the Hungarian Design Council. The cover illustrations cleverly pull together different characters and plot lines from the novels to form a dramatic silhouette. As well as designing the books’ covers, Szabó produced decorative endpapers for the editions which provide an additional special flourish.

CASINO ROYALE Vintage Classics hardback edition 2017

LIVE AND LET DIE Vintage Classics hardback edition 2017 GOLDFINGER Vintage Classics hardback edition 2017

CASINO ROYALE Vintage Classics hardback edition 2017 endpaper design

CASINO ROYALE LIVE AND LET DIE GOLDFINGER CASINO ROYALE
endpaper design
Published 2nd November 2017
in London by
Vintage UK
Published 2nd November 2017
in London by
Vintage UK
Published 2nd November 2017
in London by
Vintage UK
 
Coloured cloth over boards. Coloured cloth over boards. Coloured cloth over boards.

Dust jacket illustration by Levente Szabó

Dust jacket illustration by Levente Szabó Dust jacket illustration by Levente Szabó  
Dust jacket priced at £12.99 Dust jacket priced at £12.99 Dust jacket priced at £12.99
 

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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