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A Full Set of the James Bond Paperback First Editions

A Full Set of the James Bond Paperback First Editions

FLEMING IAN A Full Set of the James Bond Paperback First Editions (+ The Diamond Smugglers) published by Pan Books (London: Pan Books 1955-1967). Other than OHMSS which is a Second Printing of the UK First Edition all the other books are first UK editions (first issues). The set comprises: (1) Casino Royale (Pan 1955). Pan 334. The issue with 2/- net to the front cover. Very rare Pan paperback with the first 'artistic' appearance of James Bond. The front cover illustration was painted by Roger Hall who based his representation of James Bond on the Pan Books Art Director at the time. (2) Moonraker (Pan 1956). Pan 392. With 2/- in UK to the front cover (as opposed to the un-priced copies which were exported). Great cover art by the legendary Josh Kirby who later went on to illustrate the Terry Pratchett novels. Collectors will be aware that Moonraker was published as a Paperback First Edition BEFORE Live and Le Die. (3) Live and Let Die (Pan 1957). GP 83. This is the 'thick' white paper variant. Superb front cover illustration by the late Rex Archer (4) Diamonds Are Forever (Pan 1958). Pan G101. Superb cover art by the late Rex Archer (5) From Russia With Love (Pan 1959). Pan G 229. Has scarce Encyclopedia Britannica insert. Iconic cover art by the late Sam Peffer ("Peff"). (6) Dr. No (Pan 1960). Pan G 335. Front cover illustration by the late Sam Peffer. (7) Goldfinger (Pan 1961). Pan G 445. Cover art by Pat Owen. (8) For Your Eyes Only (Pan 1962). G 551. Cover art by J Oval (Benjamin Ostrick). (9) Thunderball (Pan 1963) Pan X 201. (10) The Spy Who Loved Me (Pan 1967). Pan X 653. (11) On Her Majesty's Secret Service: A first edition, SECOND printing published by Pan in 1964 WITH NO PRICE TO THE FRONT COVER. Although not a first issue OHMSS, the second printing is very sought-after in its own right and also genuinely uncommon. Pan X 350. (12) You Only Live Twice (Pan 1965). Pan X 434. Stated 'Not for sale in the UK' to the rear panel. (13) The Man With The Golden Gun (Pan 1966). Pan X 527. (14) Octopussy (Pan 1967). Pan X 668. (15) Although not a James Bond adventure we have incuded a First UK Paperback Edition of The Diamond Smugglers (Pan 1960). Pan G 328. A lovely set housed in a custom-made box. All the books are in at least VG (or better) condition and a good number of them are in near fine condition. Photographs/scans available upon request, including condition reports on any individual volumes in the set. If we can help in any way to assist you to build (or indeed complete) your Fleming collection please let us know. The majority of our Fleming stock is not listed for sale