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007 MAGAZINE Collectors' Guide to
James Bond US Paperbacks – APPENDIX B
Complete checklist by title of all cover variations

WRITTEN & COMPILED BY KEVIN HARPER

The paperbacks illustrated on this page are displayed in the order that Ian Fleming's James Bond novels were first published in the USA, and illustrates the different covers for each title from 1955 to date. The dates shown below each title denote the first printing with this cover.

Note that the 1960s Signet Books series (with solid colour covers and a small vignette painted by Barye Phillips) were all later reissued with a new serial number, and featuring a ‘007’ logo and page-turning motif in the top left-hand corner. These editions are not illustrated as the artwork is essentially identical to the original issue unless otherwise noted.

Also note that the Penguin Books and Thomas & Mercer series were issued as ‘Trade Paperbacks’ meaning their dimensions are slightly larger (usually 5.5 X 8.5 inches) than earlier mass market paperbacks, but for illustrative layout purposes will appear smaller when seen next to these editions. The 2008 Penguin paperbacks of the ‘Bond Re-jacketed’ series (with covers designed by
Roseanne Serra & Richie Fahey) had an overprinted white medallion logo commemorating the Ian Fleming centenary. Only CASINO ROYALE is illustrated below as the covers are identical in all other respects to the original editions.

CASINO ROYALE
(first published in paperback in the USA as You Asked For It)

You Asked For It (CASINO ROYALE) Popular Library paperback

CASINO ROYALE Signet Paperback

CASINO ROYALE Signet Paperback

CASINO ROYALE Signet Paperback reprint

CASINO ROYALE
Popular Library Books No. 660
April 1955
Published as You Asked For It

CASINO ROYALE
Signet Books S1761
February 1960
Cover art by Barye Phillips

CASINO ROYALE
Signet Books D1997
January 1962
Cover art by Barye Phillips

CASINO ROYALE
Signet Books P2724 (1967)
Issued with a gold medallion label advertising the 1967 film.

CASINO ROYALE Signet Paperback movie tie-in edition

CASINO ROYALE Bantam paperback

CASINO ROYALE Jove Paperback

CASINO ROYALE Berkley Books Paperback

CASINO ROYALE
Signet Books P2724
1967
CASINO ROYALE
Bantam Books N5907
May 1971
Cover art by James Bama
CASINO ROYALE
Jove Books Y5519
July 1980
Cover art by Barnett Plotkin
CASINO ROYALE
Berkley Books
May 1982
CASINO ROYALE Penguin paperback Cover design by Roseanne Serra and Richie Fahey CASINO ROYALE 2006 movie tie-in reprint CASINO ROYALE Thomas & Mercer Paperback

CASINO ROYALE
Penguin Books
27th August 2002
Cover design by
Roseanne Serra & Richie Fahey

CASINO ROYALE
Penguin Books
2006
Cover design by
Roseanne Serra & Richie Fahey

CASINO ROYALE
Penguin Books
2008
Cover design by
Roseanne Serra & Richie Fahey

CASINO ROYALE
Thomas & Mercer Paperbacks
16th October 2012
Cover design Archie Ferguson

LIVE AND LET DIE

LIVE AND LET DIE Perma Books Paperback

LIVE AND LET DIE Signet Paperback

LIVE AND LET DIE Signet Paperback

LIVE AND LET DIE Bantam paperback movie tie-in edition

LIVE AND LET DIE
Perma Books M-3048
June 1956
Cover art by James Meese

LIVE AND LET DIE
Signet Books S1723
October 1959
Cover art by Barye Phillips

LIVE AND LET DIE
Signet Books D2051
February 1962
Cover art by Barye Phillips

LIVE AND LET DIE
Bantam Books Q5890
July 1973
Poster art by Robert McGinnis

LIVE AND LET DIE Jove Paperback

LIVE AND LET DIE Berkley Books Paperback LIVE AND LET DIE Penguin paperback Cover design by Roseanne Serra and Richie Fahey LIVE AND LET DIE Thomas & Mercer Paperback
LIVE AND LET DIE
Jove Books Y5518
June 1980
Cover art by Barnett Plotkin
LIVE AND LET DIE
Berkley Books
May 1982
LIVE AND LET DIE
May 2003
Cover design by
Roseanne Serra & Richie Fahey
LIVE AND LET DIE
Thomas & Mercer Paperbacks
16th October 2012
Cover design Archie Ferguson

MOONRAKER
(first published in paperback in the USA as Too Hot To Handle)

Too Hot To Handle (MOONRAKER) Perma Books Paperback

MOONRAKER Signet Paperback

MOONRAKER Signet Paperback

MOONRAKER Bantam paperback

MOONRAKER
Perma Books M-3070
December 1956
 Cover art by Lou Marchetti
Published as Too Hot To Handle

MOONRAKER
Signet Books S1850
October 1960
Cover art by Barye Phillips

MOONRAKER
Signet Books D2053
April 1962
Cover art by Barye Phillips

MOONRAKER
Bantam Books N5905
March 1973
Cover art by Howard Rogers

MOONRAKER Jove Paperback

MOONRAKER Berkley Books Paperback

MOONRAKER Penguin paperback Cover design by Roseanne Serra and Richie Fahey

MOONRAKERThomas & Mercer Paperback
MOONRAKER
Jove Books B6002
July 1981
Cover art by Barnett Plotkin
MOONRAKER
Berkley Books
August 1984

MOONRAKER
Penguin Books
31st December 2002
Cover design by
Roseanne Serra & Richie Fahey

MOONRAKER
Thomas & Mercer Paperbacks
16th October 2012
Cover design Archie Ferguson

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER Perma Books Paperback

DIAMONDS RE FOREVER Signet Paperback DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER Bantam paperback movie tie-in edition DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER Jove Paperback

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
Perma Books M-3084
November 1957
Cover art by William Rose

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
Signet Books D2029
November 1961
Cover art by Barye Phillips

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
Bantam Books N6997
December 1971
Poster art by Robert McGinnis
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
Jove Books Y5516
April 1980
Cover art by Barnett Plotkin
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER Berkley Books Paperback DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER Penguin paperback Cover design by Roseanne Serra and Richie Fahey

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER Thomas & Mercer Paperback

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
Berkley Books
May 1982

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
Penguin Books
31st December 2002
Cover design by
Roseanne Serra & Richie Fahey

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
Thomas & Mercer Paperbacks
16th October 2012
Cover design Archie Ferguson

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE Signet Paperback FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE Signet Paperback

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE Signet Paperback movie tie-in edition

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE Bantam paperback

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE
Signet Books S1563
September 1958
Cover art by Barye Phillips

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE
Signet Books D2030
November 1961
Cover art by Barye Phillips

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE
Signet Books D2030
1963-1964

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE
Bantam Books N6596
May 1971
Cover art by James Bama
FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE Jove Paperback

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE Berkley Books Paperback

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE Penguin paperback Cover design by Roseanne Serra and Richie Fahey FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE Penguin Inks series cover by Chris Garver
FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE
Jove Books Y5515
March 1980
Cover art by Barnett Plotkin
FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE
Berkley Books
May 1982
FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE
Penguin Books
31st December 2002
Cover design by
Roseanne Serra & Richie Fahey

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE
Penguin Books
‘Penguin Inks’ series
29th June 2010
Cover art by Chris Garver

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE Thomas & Mercer Paperback

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE
Thomas & Mercer Paperbacks
16th October 2012
Cover design Archie Ferguson

DOCTOR NO

DOCTOR NO Signet Paperback

DOCTOR NO Signet Paperback

DOCTOR NO Signet Paperback movie tie-in edition

DOCTOR NO Bantam paperback

DOCTOR NO
Signet Books S1670
June 1959
Cover art by Barye Phillips

DOCTOR NO
Signet Books D2036
December 1961
Cover art by Barye Phillips

DOCTOR NO
Signet Books P2036
1962-1964
Cover art by Barye Phillips

DOCTOR NO
Bantam Books N5985
July 1971
Cover art by James Bama

DOCTOR NO Jove Paperback

DOCTOR NO Berkley Books Paperback

DOCTOR NO Penguin paperback Cover design by Roseanne Serra and Richie Fahey

DR. NO Thomas & Mercer Paperback

DOCTOR NO
Jove Books Y5517
May 1980
Cover art by Barnett Plotkin
DOCTOR NO
Berkley Books
May 1982
DOCTOR NO
Penguin Books
27th August 2002
Cover design by
Roseanne Serra & Richie Fahey

DR. NO*
Thomas & Mercer Paperbacks
16th October 2012
Cover design Archie Ferguson

 

*Note that this is the first US publication of DOCTOR NO which used the original abbreviated UK spelling of the title. All previous editions of the novel had spelled out the title in full starting with the 1958 hardback published by The Macmillan Company.

 

GOLDFINGER

GOLDFINGER Signet Paperback

GOLDFINGER Signet Paperback

GOLDFINGER Signet Paperback movie tie-in edition GOLDFINGER Bantam paperback

GOLDFINGER
Signet Books S1822
June 1960
Cover art by Barye Phillips

GOLDFINGER
Signet Books D2052
March 1962
Cover art by Barye Phillips

GOLDFINGER
Signet Books D2052
1964-1965
GOLDFINGER
Bantam Books N6771
June 1972
Cover art by James Bama

GOLDFINGER Jove Paperback

GOLDFINGER Berkley Books Paperback GOLDFINGER Penguin paperback Cover design by Roseanne Serra and Richie Fahey GOLDFINGER Thomas & Mercer Paperback
GOLDFINGER
Jove Books Y5514
February 1980
Cover art by Barnett Plotkin
GOLDFINGER
Berkley Books
May 1982
GOLDFINGER
Penguin Books
27th August 2002
Cover design by
Roseanne Serra & Richie Fahey
GOLDFINGER
Thomas & Mercer Paperbacks
16th October 2012
Cover design Archie Ferguson

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY Signet Paperback

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY Signet Paperback

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY Jove Paperback

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY Berkley Books Paperback

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
Signet Books S1948
June 1961
Cover art by Barye Phillips

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
Signet Books D2054
June 1962
Cover art by Barye Phillips

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
Jove Books B6074
June 1981
Cover art by Barnett Plotkin
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
Berkley Books
August 1982
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY Berkley Books Paperback A View To A Kill movie tie-in edition FOR YOUR EYES ONLY Penguin paperback Cover design by Roseanne Serra and Richie Fahey

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY Thomas & Mercer Paperback

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
Berkley Books
June 1985
An alternate version with overprinted white flash was issued when A View To A Kill was on release in the USA.
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
Penguin Books
29th April 2003
Cover design by
Roseanne Serra & Richie Fahey

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
Thomas & Mercer Paperbacks
16th October 2012
Cover design Archie Ferguson

THUNDERBALL

THUNDERBALL Signet Paperback

THUNDERBALL Signet Paperback movie tie-in edition

THUNDERBALL Berkley Books Paperback

THUNDERBALL Penguin paperback Cover design by Roseanne Serra and Richie Fahey

THUNDERBALL
Signet Books D2126
May 1962
Cover art by Barye Phillips

THUNDERBALL
Signet Books P2734
1965-1966
Poster art by Robert McGinnis
THUNDERBALL
Berkley Books
June 1982

THUNDERBALL
Penguin Books
29th April 2003
Cover design by
Roseanne Serra & Richie Fahey

THUNDERBALL Thomas & Mercer Paperback    

THUNDERBALL
Thomas & Mercer Paperbacks
16th October 2012
Cover design Archie Ferguson

   

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME Signet Paperback THE SPY WHO LOVED ME Signet Paperback reprint

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME Berkley Books Paperback

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME Penguin paperback Cover design by Roseanne Serra and Richie Fahey

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
Signet Books D2280
May 1963
Cover art by Barye Phillips

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
Signet Books P2733
1966
Cover art by Barye Phillips
THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
Berkley Books
July 1982
THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
Penguin Books
2nd September 2003
Cover design by
Roseanne Serra & Richie Fahey
THE SPY WHO LOVED ME Thomas & Mercer Paperback    
THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
Thomas & Mercer Paperbacks
16th October 2012
Cover design Archie Ferguson
   

ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE

ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE Signet Paperback

ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE Signet Paperback reprint ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE Signet Paperback movie tie-in edition

ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE Signet Paperback reprint

ON HER MAJESTY'S
SECRET SERVICE
Signet Books D2509
August 1964
Cover design by Paul Bacon

ON HER MAJESTY'S
SECRET SERVICE
Signet Books P2732
1966
Cover design by Paul Bacon
ON HER MAJESTY'S
SECRET SERVICE
Signet Books P2732
1969-1970
ON HER MAJESTY'S
SECRET SERVICE
Signet Books AE2107
1982
ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE Penguin paperback Cover design by Roseanne Serra and Richie Fahey ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE Thomas & Mercer Paperback  
ON HER MAJESTY'S
SECRET SERVICE
Penguin Books
2nd September 2003
Cover design by
Roseanne Serra & Richie Fahey
ON HER MAJESTY'S
SECRET SERVICE
Thomas & Mercer Paperbacks
16th October 2012
Cover design Archie Ferguson
 

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE Signet Paperback

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE Signet Paperback movie tie-in edition

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE Signet Paperback reprint

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE Signet Paperback reprint

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
Signet Books P2712
22nd July 1965
Cover design by Paul Bacon

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
Signet Books P2712
1967
Cover design by Paul Bacon
[With removable pink sticker]
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
Signet Books W8503
1978
Cover design by Paul Bacon
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
Signet Books AE2108
1982

Cover design by Paul Bacon

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE Penguin paperback Cover design by Roseanne Serra and Richie Fahey

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE Thomas & Mercer Paperback  
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
Penguin Books
2nd September 2003
Cover design by
Roseanne Serra & Richie Fahey
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
Thomas & Mercer Paperbacks
16th October 2012
Cover design Archie Ferguson
 

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN Signet Paperback THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN Signet Paperback movie tie-in edition THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN Signet Paperback reprint THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN Signet Paperback reprint
THE MAN WITH
THE GOLDEN GUN
Signet Books P2735
July 1966
Cover art by Barye Phillips
THE MAN WITH THE
GOLDEN GUN
Signet Books Y6208
1974-1975
THE MAN WITH THE
GOLDEN GUN
Signet Books AE2106
1982
THE MAN WITH THE
GOLDEN GUN
Signet Books AE5855
1991
THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN Penguin paperback Cover design by Roseanne Serra and Richie Fahey THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN Thomas & Mercer Paperback  
THE MAN WITH THE
GOLDEN GUN
Penguin Books
6th April 2004
Cover design by
Roseanne Serra & Richie Fahey
THE MAN WITH THE
GOLDEN GUN

Thomas & Mercer Paperbacks
16th October 2012
Cover design Archie Ferguson
 

OCTOPUSSY

OCTOPUSSY Signet Paperback

OCTOPUSSY Signet Paperback reprint OCTOPUSSY Signet Paperback reprint OCTOPUSSY & THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS Penguin paperback Cover design by Roseanne Serra and Richie Fahey
OCTOPUSSY
Signet Books P3200
July 1967
Cover photograph by Dan Wynn
OCTOPUSSY
Signet Books AE1878
1982
Cover design by Paul Bacon
OCTOPUSSY
Signet Books AE5624
1983
OCTOPUSSY AND
THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS*
Penguin Books
6th April 2004
Cover design by
Roseanne Serra & Richie Fahey
OCTOPUSSY AND THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS Thomas & Mercer Paperback

*The title OCTOPUSSY AND THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS was originally used on the 1966 UK hardback edition of the anthology published by Jonathan Cape. The US hardback published by The New American Library used the shorter title, although it still contained Ian Fleming's 1961 short story THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS. All subsequent UK and US paperback editions also included THE PROPERTY OF A LADY, a 1963 short story written for the auction house Sotheby's.

007 IN NEW YORK is a short piece written by Ian Fleming in 1959, and originally published as ‘Agent 007 in New York’ in the New York Herald Tribune in October 1963. 007 IN NEW YORK then appeared in American editions of THRILLING CITIES; a 1964 anthology of Ian Fleming's travel essays originally written for the UK Sunday Times, and published throughout 1960. The story was not published in the UK until 1999 when it appeared in the Sunday Times Magazine Supplement on 7th November 1999. 007 IN NEW YORK was then included in the 2002 UK Penguin Books paperback of OCTOPUSSY AND THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS, and in the 2004 ‘Bond Re-jacketed’ paperback series published in the USA by Penguin Books, with striking cover design by Roseanne Serra and Richie Fahey.

OCTOPUSSY AND
THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS*
Thomas & Mercer Paperbacks
16th October 2012
Cover design Archie Ferguson
   

US Paperback Anthologies

QUANTUM OF SOLACE The complete James Bond Short Stories  Penguin paperback Cover design by Roseanne Serra and Richie Fahey

Penguin Books THE BLOFELD TRILOGY paperback THE JAMES BOND COLLECTION Thomas & Mercer Paperback  
QUANTUM OF SOLACE
Penguin Books
26th August 2008
The Complete James Bond Short Stories
Cover design by
Roseanne Serra & Richie Fahey
The Blofeld Trilogy
Penguin Books
28th September 2010
THUNDERBALL, ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE & YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
The James Bond Collection
Thomas & Mercer Paperbacks
21st May 2013
 CASINO ROYALE, DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER & DR. NO
Cover design by
The Book Designers
 
 

PULP FICTION - The publishing history of the James Bond novels in the USA 1955-1981


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