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007 MAGAZINE Collectors' Guide to
James Bond UK PAN Paperbacks
WRITTEN & COMPILED BY KEVIN HARPER

The covers presented on this page are displayed in the order they were first published in the UK, not in the original release order of Ian Fleming's novels. As such this provides a more interesting historical context to the publishing history of the James Bond paperbacks in the UK. The dates shown below each title denote the first printing with this cover. It is possible to find some copies of PAN paperbacks which were bound using earlier sets of pages with covers not usually associated with that printing. These copies were generally bound to use up surplus stock of existing pages rather than destroy them, or used on export editions of the novels. This explains why some editions are listed with the same printing but a different cover.

PAN BOOKS/GREAT PAN UK Paperbacks 1955-1960

CASINO ROYALE Cover art by Roger Hall

MOONRAKER Cover art by Josh Kirby

LIVE AND LET DIE Cover art by Rex Archer

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER Cover art by Rex Archer

CASINO ROYALE
PAN-BOOKS 334
18th April 1955
1st & 2nd editions
Cover art by Roger Hall

MOONRAKER
PAN-BOOKS 392
15th October 1956
1st edition
Cover art by Josh Kirby

LIVE AND LET DIE
GREAT PAN GP83
18th October 1957
1st - 5th editions
Cover art by Rex Archer

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
GREAT PAN G101
February 1958
1st - 3rd editions
Cover art by Rex Archer

CASINO ROYALE Cover art by Sam Peffer

MOONRAKER Cover art by Sam Peffer

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE Cover art by Sam Peffer

DR. NO Cover art by Sam Peffer

CASINO ROYALE
GREAT PAN G198
December 1958
3rd - 6th editions
Cover art by Sam Peffer

MOONRAKER
GREAT PAN G216
February 1959
2nd - 5th editions
Cover art by Sam Peffer

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE
GREAT PAN G229
10th April 1959
1st -5th editions
Cover art by Sam Peffer

DR. NO
GREAT PAN G335
February 1960
1st - 3rd editions
Cover art by Sam Peffer

GREAT PAN 1961 - Cover art by Pat Owen

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER Cover art by Pat Owen CASINO ROYALE Cover art by Pat Owen MOONRAKER Cover art by Pat Owen

GOLDFINGER Cover art by Pat Owen

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
GREAT PAN G101
January 1961
4th - 6th editions
CASINO ROYALE
GREAT PAN G198
April 1961
7th & 8th editions
MOONRAKER
GREAT PAN G216
May 1961
6th & 7th editions
GOLDFINGER
GREAT PAN G455
12th May 1961
1st - 3rd editions
FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE Cover art by Pat Owen LIVE AND LET DIE Cover art by Pat Owen DR. NO Cover art by Pat Owen

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE
GREAT PAN G229
September 1961
6th edition

LIVE AND LET DIE
GREAT PAN GP83
October 1961
6th edition
DR. NO
GREAT PAN G335
October 1961
4th edition

GREAT PAN 1961-1962

DR. NO Cover art by Pat Owen MOONRAKER Cover art by Pat Owen DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER Cover art by Pat Owen

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE Cover art by Pat Owen

DR. NO
GREAT PAN G335
December 1961
5th edition
Cover art by Pat Owen

MOONRAKER
GREAT PAN G216
March 1962
8th - 11th editions
Cover art by Pat Owen
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
GREAT PAN G101
March 1962
7th - 10th editions
Cover art by Pat Owen

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE
GREAT PAN G229
March 1962
7th - 10th editions
Cover art by Pat Owen

GOLDFINGER Cover art by Pat Owen CASINO ROYALE Cover art by Pat Owen LIVE AND LET DIE Cover art by Pat Owen

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY Cover art by J. Oval (Benjamin Ostrick)

GOLDFINGER
GREAT PAN G455
March 1962
4th - 6th  editions
Cover art by Pat Owen
CASINO ROYALE
GREAT PAN G198
April 1962
9th - 11th editions
Cover art by Pat Owen
LIVE AND LET DIE
GREAT PAN GP83
April 1962
7th & 8th editions
Cover art by Pat Owen
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
GREAT PAN G551
May 1962
1st - 4th editions
Cover art by J. Oval
[Pseudonym of Ben Ostrick]

PAN BOOKS X-SERIES 1963

CASINO ROYALE Cover art by Pat Owen LIVE AND LET DIE Cover art by Pat Owen GOLDFINGER Cover art by Pat Owen

MOONRAKER Cover art by Pat Owen

CASINO ROYALE
PAN BOOKS X232
January 1963
12th edition
Cover art by Pat Owen
LIVE AND LET DIE
PAN BOOKS X233
January 1963
9th -11th editions
Cover art by Pat Owen
GOLDFINGER
PAN BOOKS X238
January 1963
7th - 9th  editions
Cover art by Pat Owen
MOONRAKER
PAN BOOKS X234
February 1963
12th & 13th editions
Cover art by Pat Owen

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE Cover art by Pat Owen

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER Cover art by Pat Owen

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY Cover art by J. Oval (Benjamin Ostrick)

 
FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE
PAN BOOKS X236
February 1963
11th & 12th editions
Cover art by Pat Owen
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
PAN BOOKS X235
April 1963
11th - 12th editions
Cover art by Pat Owen
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
PAN BOOKS X239
April 1963
4th - 6th editions
Cover art by J. Oval
[Pseudonym of Ben Ostrick]
 

Read more about the publishing history of the PAN James Bond paperbacks
in an exclusive five part article – Part One: The Original Face of James Bond

 

PAN BOOKS 1963-1967 Cover design by Raymond Hawkey

THUNDERBALL Cover design by Raymond Hawkey CASINO ROYALE Cover design by Raymond Hawkey LIVE AND LET DIE Cover design by Raymond Hawkey

MOONRAKER Cover design by Raymond Hawkey

THUNDERBALL
PAN BOOKS X201
May 1963
1st - 12th editions

CASINO ROYALE
PAN BOOKS X232
May 1963
13th - 24th editions

LIVE AND LET DIE
PAN BOOKS X233
July 1963
11th - 21st editions

MOONRAKER
PAN BOOKS X234
August 1963
13th - 23rd editions

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER Cover design by Raymond Hawkey GOLDFINGER Cover design by Raymond Hawkey FOR YOUR EYES ONLY Cover design by Raymond Hawkey

DR. NO Cover design by Raymond Hawkey

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
PAN BOOKS X235
August 1963
12th - 22nd editions

GOLDFINGER
PAN BOOKS X238
August 1963
9th - 13th editions
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
PAN BOOKS X239
August 1963
6th - 16th editions

DR. NO
PAN BOOKS X237
May 1964
15th - 20th edition

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE Cover design by Raymond Hawkey ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE Cover design by Raymond Hawkey ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE Cover design by Raymond Hawkey

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE Cover design by Raymond Hawkey

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE
PAN BOOKS X236
July 1964
19th - 21st editions
ON HER MAJESTY'S
SECRET SERVICE
PAN BOOKS X350
September 1964*
1st - 3rd editions [Export only]
ON HER MAJESTY'S
SECRET SERVICE
PAN BOOKS X350
5th May 1965
4th - 6th editions

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
PAN BOOKS X434
July 1965
1st edition
[Export only]

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE Cover design by Raymond Hawkey THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN Cover design by Raymond Hawkey THE SPY WHO LOVED ME Cover design by Raymond Hawkey

OCTOPUSSY Cover design by Raymond Hawkey

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
PAN BOOKS X434
6th May 1966**
2nd & 3rd editions
THE MAN WITH
THE GOLDEN GUN
PAN BOOKS X527
July 1966
1st - 8th editions
THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
PAN BOOKS X653
May 1967
1st - 5th editions
OCTOPUSSY
PAN BOOKS X668
July 1967
1st - 4th editions

*Export Edition
The first three printings of ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE were for export only, and it was not until the 4th printing released on May 7, 1965 that the novel was widely available in the UK. Collectors should note that the first three printings had the title in blue, whereas from the 4th printing it was green. The rear of the export editions featured Cecil Beaton's photograph of Ian Fleming which was replaced by the Horst Tappe portrait on the UK versions. With the exception of the Canadian edition which states 60c on the cover, export copies were un-priced.

**The Home market edition of YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (2nd printing) was not published until May 6, 1966. The Raymond Hawkey cover was also issued with a wraparound film tie-in dust jacket to sell off remaining stocks before the true film tie-in was released.

Although this series represented the first time all of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels and short stories had been published with uniform covers, the titles were actually issued out of order from 1963 - 1967. The film tie-in editions of DR. NO and FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE were in circulation before the Raymond Hawkey cover art was published.

Read more about the publishing history of the PAN James Bond paperbacks
in an exclusive five part article – Part Two: The Raymond Hawkey covers

 

PAN BOOKS Film tie-in editions 1962-1974

DR. NO Film tie-in edition

DR. NO Film tie-in edition FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE Film tie-in edition

GOLDFINGER Film tie-in edition

DR. NO
GREAT PAN G335
April 1962
6th - 8th editions
DR. NO
PAN BOOKS X237
January 1963
9th - 15th editions
 FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE
PAN BOOKS X236
August 1963
12th - 18th editions
GOLDFINGER
PAN BOOKS X238
April 1964
12th - 20th editions

THUNDERBALL Film tie-in edition

CASINO ROYALE Film tie-in edition YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE Film tie-in edition

ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE Film tie-in edition

THUNDERBALL
PAN BOOKS X201
November 1965
13th - 16th editions
CASINO ROYALE
PAN BOOKS X232
June 1966
24th - 27th editions
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
PAN BOOKS X434
1967
2nd & 3rd editions
ON HER MAJESTY'S
SECRET SERVICE
PAN BOOKS X237
October 1969
4th - 6th editions

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER Film tie-in edition

LIVE AND LET DIE Film tie-in edition THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN Film tie-in edition

NOTE - Existing stock of some editions of the 1960s X-series were later rebound with the film tie-in covers which explains why some printings have reference to an earlier title being currently filmed or recently completed, rather than the one featured on the cover. All three printings of the ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE film tie-in edition were bound using earlier sets of pages from 1965.

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
PAN BOOKS
December 1971
24th - 26th editions
LIVE AND LET DIE
PAN BOOKS
July 1973
23rd - 26th editions
THE MAN WITH
THE GOLDEN GUN
PAN BOOKS
December 1974
13th & 14th editions
 

Read more about the publishing history of the PAN James Bond paperbacks
in an exclusive five part article – Part Three: Film Tie-in editions 1962-1974

 

PAN BOOKS 1969-1971

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY White-Model edition

CASINO ROYALE White-Model edition

LIVE AND LET DIE White-Model edition

MOONRAKER White-Model edition

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
PAN BOOKS
June 1969
17th & 18th editions
CASINO ROYALE
PAN BOOKS
July 1969
28th edition
LIVE AND LET DIE
PAN BOOKS
August 1969
22nd edition
MOONRAKER
PAN BOOKS
August 1969
24th & 25th editions

GOLDFINGER White-Model edition

FROM RUSSUA, WITH LOVE White-Model edition

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN White-Model edition

DR. NO White-Model edition

GOLDFINGER
PAN BOOKS
November 1969
21st edition

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE
PAN BOOKS
January 1970
22nd & 23rd editions

THE MAN WITH
THE GOLDEN GUN
PAN BOOKS
April 1970
9th edition

DR. NO
PAN BOOKS
June 1970
21st & 22nd editions

OCTOPUSSY White-Model edition

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER White-Model edition

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME White-Model edition

NOTE: The black PAN silhouette logo was changed to a two-colour version during the lifecycle of this series. THE SPY WHO LOVED ME was the first James Bond title to use this new logo. The four titles in this series which had a second printing in December 1971 feature the colour logo on that edition.

 

OCTOPUSSY
PAN BOOKS
July 1970
5th edition

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
PAN BOOKS
August 1970
23rd edition

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
PAN BOOKS
March 1971
6th & 7th editions

 

Read more about the publishing history of the PAN James Bond paperbacks
in an exclusive five part article – Part Four: The ‘White-Model’ series 1969-1971

 

PAN BOOKS 1972-1977

GOLDFINGER Still-Life edition

CASINO ROYALE Still-Life edition THUNDERBALL Still-Life edition

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE Still-Life edition

GOLDFINGER
PAN BOOKS
July 1972
22nd - 26th editions
CASINO ROYALE
PAN BOOKS
July 1972
29th - 33rd editions
THUNDERBALL
PAN BOOKS
July 1972
15th - 20th editions
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
PAN BOOKS
July 1972
2nd - 6th editions

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN Still-Life edition

OCTOPUSSY Still-Life edition ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE Still-Life edition

MOONRAKER Still-Life edition

THE MAN WITH
THE GOLDEN GUN
PAN BOOKS
July 1972
10th - 12th editions

OCTOPUSSY
PAN BOOKS
July 1972
6th - 9th editions

ON HER MAJESTY'S
SECRET SERVICE
PAN BOOKS
September 1972
6th - 8th editions

MOONRAKER
PAN BOOKS
March 1973
26th - 28th editions

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE Still-Life edition

DR. NO Still-Life edition FOR YOUR EYES ONLY Still-Life edition

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME Still-Life edition

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE
PAN BOOKS
March 1973
24th - 26th editions

DR. NO
PAN BOOKS
March 1973
23rd - 26th editions

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
PAN BOOKS
July 1973
19th - 21st editions

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
PAN BOOKS
July 1973
8th & 9th editions

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER Still-Life edition

FOUR FAMOUS JAMES BOND THRILLERS - Box Set

FOUR FAMOUS JAMES BOND THRILLERS - Box Set

FOUR FAMOUS JAMES BOND THRILLERS - Box Set
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
PAN BOOKS
February 1974
27th - 29th editions

FOUR FAMOUS JAMES BOND THRILLERS
PAN BOOKS 1973
DR. NO, GOLDFINGER, CASINO ROYALE & FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE

Read more about the publishing history of the PAN James Bond paperbacks
in an exclusive five part article – Part Five: The ‘Still-Life’ series 1972-1977

 

ALSO PUBLISHED BY PAN BOOKS

THE DIAMONDS SMUGGLERS PAN paperback

THE DIAMONDS SMUGGLERS PAN paperback 2nd edition THRILLING CITIES PART 1

THRILLING CITIES PART 2

THE DIAMONDS SMUGGLERS
By Ian Fleming
GREAT PAN G328
February 1960
Cover art by David Tayler
THE DIAMONDS SMUGGLERS
By Ian Fleming
PAN BOOKS G328
2nd printing October 1963
Cover art by David Tayler
THRILLING CITIES PART 1
By Ian Fleming
PAN BOOKS X332
October 1964
THRILLING CITIES PART 2
By Ian Fleming
PAN BOOKS X418
October 1965

THE JAMES BOND DOSSIER cover design after Raymond Hawkey

THE BOOK OF BOND (OR EVERY MAN HIS OWN 007) cover design by Raymond Hawkey THE LIFE OF IAN FLEMING Cover art by Jan Pienkowski

COLONEL SUN

THE JAMES BOND DOSSIER
By Kingsley Amis
PAN BOOKS X561 1966

THE BOOK OF BOND
(OR EVERY MAN HIS OWN 007)
By Kingsley Amis
PAN BOOKS X592
December 1966
Cover design by
Raymond Hawkey

THE LIFE OF IAN FLEMING
By John Pearson
PAN BOOKS 1967
Cover illustration devised by Jan Pienkowski
COLONEL SUN
By Kingsley Amis writing as Robert Markham
PAN BOOKS 1970

Roger Moore as James Bond 007

JAMES BOND: THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY

In addition to publishing Ian Fleming's James Bond novels in paperback, PAN Books also issued editions of the author's other non-fiction works. The Diamond Smugglers (1957) featured two different painted covers by David Tayler (1921-1985), and paperback editions of Thrilling Cities (1963) in two volumes published 1964 and 1965.

The James Bond Dossier by Kingsley Amis followed in 1966, along with The Book of Bond (Or Every Man His Own 007) by Lt.-Col. William (‘Bill’) Tanner [also Kingsley Amis] which had a cover designed by Raymond Hawkey. John Pearson's The Life of Ian Fleming was published in paperback by PAN in 1967 and retained its Jan Pienkowski designed cover, which originally appeared on the 1966 Jonathan Cape hardback.

The first James Bond novel to be published following Ian Fleming's death in 1964 was COLONEL SUN by Robert Markham [Kingsley Amis once again], which appeared in paperback in 1970. Roger Moore's account of filming Live And Let Die was published in 1973 alongside a film tie-in edition of Ian Fleming's 1954 novel, and John Pearson's fictional James Bond The Authorized Biography was the last 007 related paperback from PAN Books in 1975.

ROGER MOORE
AS JAMES BOND 007
PAN BOOKS 1973
Roger Moore's own account of filming Live And Let Die
JAMES BOND:
THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY
By John Pearson
PAN BOOKS 1975
   

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