Folio Society - Ian Fleming Special Editions

edited November 2 in Literary 007 Posts: 186
Aficionados,
PussyNoMore brings you great news. The folio society have announced their third Bond special edition and it's DR NO.
It looks fabulous and like FRWL & CR is illustrated by the fabulous Fay Dalton.
PussyNoMore is slightly disappointed because they didn't follow his advice to publish MOONRAKER as their third but nonetheless, he has parted with his hard earned wonga.
Buy now, it looks fabulous.
Regards PussyNoMore
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  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
    Posts: 27,489
    I'm sure they'll do Moonraker and the others in good time. Can't wait to see what Bond's battle with the octopus looks like. I also wonder if Fay was allowed to draw Honey in the nude as she appears?
  • Posts: 35
    Today is turning into an expensive day! Two tickets booked for the Casino Royale in concert performance, and now this!
    I'm sure they'll do Moonraker and the others in good time. Can't wait to see what Bond's battle with the octopus looks like. I also wonder if Fay was allowed to draw Honey in the nude as she appears?

    Both are pictured here and both look brilliantly illustrated: http://www.foliosociety.com/book/DRN/dr-no
  • DoctorNoDoctorNo USA-Maryland
    Posts: 200
    Holy crap. I want. I haven't bought any yet, just because of the price. If these were $40 each, I would buy all three. I can't get past the $60 tag though.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 Enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
    Posts: 916
    I'm gonna ask my mum to get me Casino Royale for my birthday. She's a bibliophile too; she will, I'm sure, be delighted by my good taste and happy to oblige...
  • barryt007barryt007 Throwing Kara 'brain dead' Milovy off the top of a Ferris Wheel in Vienna
    Posts: 11,940
    DoctorNo wrote: »
    Holy crap. I want. I haven't bought any yet, just because of the price. If these were $40 each, I would buy all three. I can't get past the $60 tag though.

    Same here ,easily...but ive just bought 2 tickets for the 3rd row of the Casino Royale viewing and concert at the Albert hall !!!

    I will put this on favourites and keep an eye on it until extra funds come in.

  • 00Agent00Agent 'Enjoy it while it lasts'... The very words I live by
    edited May 18 Posts: 903
    Great news. Thanks!
    I've bought it immediately.
    I hope Moonraker or OHMSS is next
  • DoctorNoDoctorNo USA-Maryland
    Posts: 200
    barryt007 wrote: »
    DoctorNo wrote: »
    Holy crap. I want. I haven't bought any yet, just because of the price. If these were $40 each, I would buy all three. I can't get past the $60 tag though.

    Same here ,easily...but ive just bought 2 tickets for the 3rd row of the Casino Royale viewing and concert at the Albert hall !!!

    I will put this on favourites and keep an eye on it until extra funds come in.

    Nice. That CR show should be awesome. Sorry I don't live in London or I would have shelled out for it for sure.
  • barryt007barryt007 Throwing Kara 'brain dead' Milovy off the top of a Ferris Wheel in Vienna
    Posts: 11,940
    DoctorNo wrote: »
    barryt007 wrote: »
    DoctorNo wrote: »
    Holy crap. I want. I haven't bought any yet, just because of the price. If these were $40 each, I would buy all three. I can't get past the $60 tag though.

    Same here ,easily...but ive just bought 2 tickets for the 3rd row of the Casino Royale viewing and concert at the Albert hall !!!

    I will put this on favourites and keep an eye on it until extra funds come in.

    Nice. That CR show should be awesome. Sorry I don't live in London or I would have shelled out for it for sure.

    Thats a shame .

    Its has to be done ,although my girlfriend might think otherwise.

  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
    Posts: 27,489
    barryt007 wrote: »
    DoctorNo wrote: »
    barryt007 wrote: »
    DoctorNo wrote: »
    Holy crap. I want. I haven't bought any yet, just because of the price. If these were $40 each, I would buy all three. I can't get past the $60 tag though.

    Same here ,easily...but ive just bought 2 tickets for the 3rd row of the Casino Royale viewing and concert at the Albert hall !!!

    I will put this on favourites and keep an eye on it until extra funds come in.

    Nice. That CR show should be awesome. Sorry I don't live in London or I would have shelled out for it for sure.

    Thats a shame .

    Its has to be done ,although my girlfriend might think otherwise.

    @barryt007, my jealousy is unrivaled. I'd love to see OHMSS in particular being projected as Barry's score was played by a big band. I'm sure I'd tear up many times, simply from the beauty of it all.

    What an experience that must be. Another reason I hate living in America.
  • barryt007barryt007 Throwing Kara 'brain dead' Milovy off the top of a Ferris Wheel in Vienna
    Posts: 11,940
    barryt007 wrote: »
    DoctorNo wrote: »
    barryt007 wrote: »
    DoctorNo wrote: »
    Holy crap. I want. I haven't bought any yet, just because of the price. If these were $40 each, I would buy all three. I can't get past the $60 tag though.

    Same here ,easily...but ive just bought 2 tickets for the 3rd row of the Casino Royale viewing and concert at the Albert hall !!!

    I will put this on favourites and keep an eye on it until extra funds come in.

    Nice. That CR show should be awesome. Sorry I don't live in London or I would have shelled out for it for sure.

    Thats a shame .

    Its has to be done ,although my girlfriend might think otherwise.

    @barryt007, my jealousy is unrivaled. I'd love to see OHMSS in particular being projected as Barry's score was played by a big band. I'm sure I'd tear up many times, simply from the beauty of it all.

    What an experience that must be. Another reason I hate living in America.

    I can imagine it must be so annoying for you,i'm lucky i'm the same countryman as 007.

    I will get some photos though and try to get to chat to David Arnold if i can..i will certainly try !!

  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
    Posts: 27,489
    barryt007 wrote: »
    barryt007 wrote: »
    DoctorNo wrote: »
    barryt007 wrote: »
    DoctorNo wrote: »
    Holy crap. I want. I haven't bought any yet, just because of the price. If these were $40 each, I would buy all three. I can't get past the $60 tag though.

    Same here ,easily...but ive just bought 2 tickets for the 3rd row of the Casino Royale viewing and concert at the Albert hall !!!

    I will put this on favourites and keep an eye on it until extra funds come in.

    Nice. That CR show should be awesome. Sorry I don't live in London or I would have shelled out for it for sure.

    Thats a shame .

    Its has to be done ,although my girlfriend might think otherwise.

    @barryt007, my jealousy is unrivaled. I'd love to see OHMSS in particular being projected as Barry's score was played by a big band. I'm sure I'd tear up many times, simply from the beauty of it all.

    What an experience that must be. Another reason I hate living in America.

    I can imagine it must be so annoying for you,i'm lucky i'm the same countryman as 007.

    I will get some photos though and try to get to chat to David Arnold if i can..i will certainly try !!

    It's very frustrating to grow up and have all your heroes being Brits, and you yourself acting more British in personality than American. My homeland gave me Batman, but yours gave me all the rest. So cheers... ;)
  • barryt007barryt007 Throwing Kara 'brain dead' Milovy off the top of a Ferris Wheel in Vienna
    edited May 18 Posts: 11,940
    barryt007 wrote: »
    barryt007 wrote: »
    DoctorNo wrote: »
    barryt007 wrote: »
    DoctorNo wrote: »
    Holy crap. I want. I haven't bought any yet, just because of the price. If these were $40 each, I would buy all three. I can't get past the $60 tag though.

    Same here ,easily...but ive just bought 2 tickets for the 3rd row of the Casino Royale viewing and concert at the Albert hall !!!

    I will put this on favourites and keep an eye on it until extra funds come in.

    Nice. That CR show should be awesome. Sorry I don't live in London or I would have shelled out for it for sure.

    Thats a shame .

    Its has to be done ,although my girlfriend might think otherwise.

    @barryt007, my jealousy is unrivaled. I'd love to see OHMSS in particular being projected as Barry's score was played by a big band. I'm sure I'd tear up many times, simply from the beauty of it all.

    What an experience that must be. Another reason I hate living in America.

    I can imagine it must be so annoying for you,i'm lucky i'm the same countryman as 007.

    I will get some photos though and try to get to chat to David Arnold if i can..i will certainly try !!

    It's very frustrating to grow up and have all your heroes being Brits, and you yourself acting more British in personality than American. My homeland gave me Batman, but yours gave me all the rest. So cheers... ;)

    Well you do have Napoleon Solo,Jack Reacher and Jason Bourne my old matey ... :/

    You might have been British in a former life ,perchance ? who knows.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
    Posts: 27,489
    barryt007 wrote: »
    barryt007 wrote: »
    barryt007 wrote: »
    DoctorNo wrote: »
    barryt007 wrote: »
    DoctorNo wrote: »
    Holy crap. I want. I haven't bought any yet, just because of the price. If these were $40 each, I would buy all three. I can't get past the $60 tag though.

    Same here ,easily...but ive just bought 2 tickets for the 3rd row of the Casino Royale viewing and concert at the Albert hall !!!

    I will put this on favourites and keep an eye on it until extra funds come in.

    Nice. That CR show should be awesome. Sorry I don't live in London or I would have shelled out for it for sure.

    Thats a shame .

    Its has to be done ,although my girlfriend might think otherwise.

    @barryt007, my jealousy is unrivaled. I'd love to see OHMSS in particular being projected as Barry's score was played by a big band. I'm sure I'd tear up many times, simply from the beauty of it all.

    What an experience that must be. Another reason I hate living in America.

    I can imagine it must be so annoying for you,i'm lucky i'm the same countryman as 007.

    I will get some photos though and try to get to chat to David Arnold if i can..i will certainly try !!

    It's very frustrating to grow up and have all your heroes being Brits, and you yourself acting more British in personality than American. My homeland gave me Batman, but yours gave me all the rest. So cheers... ;)

    Well you do have Napoleon Solo,Jack Reacher and Jason Bourne my old matey ... :/

    You might have been British in a former life ,perchance ? who knows.

    Don't care for any of them, really. Bourne's okay, but he's not Holmes, Watson or Bond.
  • barryt007barryt007 Throwing Kara 'brain dead' Milovy off the top of a Ferris Wheel in Vienna
    edited May 18 Posts: 11,940
    Aaah now they ARE British heroes...what other British heroes do u like ? Templar ?
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
    Posts: 27,489
    barryt007 wrote: »
    Aaah now they ARE British heroes...what other British heroes do u like ? Templar ?

    I grew up on Harry Potter a kid, and as I've gotten older a lot of my creative energy has been spent on both Doyle and Fleming's work to an obsessive degree. I also watch more British styled shows than anything else, as I like how your nation doesn't fluff their series with twenty plus episodes of things; Luther being one of my favorites.

    There's just something about British heroes that speaks to me. Quiet but firm, a sense of loyalty and duty, a certain propriety and sense of principle. They never feel ostentatious, arrogant or toxically jingoistic like so many American type characters. Because I have more British sensibilities, I'm more drawn to those characters. Your nation also has the great history of castles and lords, and your fellow kingdom mates Ireland and Scotland are ones I adore as well. I wouldn't mind living on that little island at all. Traveling to Ireland a year ago, I felt a greater sense of peacefulness and home than I ever have in the states. There's just something about the UK that has always gripped me.
  • barryt007barryt007 Throwing Kara 'brain dead' Milovy off the top of a Ferris Wheel in Vienna
    edited May 18 Posts: 11,940
    barryt007 wrote: »
    Aaah now they ARE British heroes...what other British heroes do u like ? Templar ?

    I grew up on Harry Potter a kid, and as I've gotten older a lot of my creative energy has been spent on both Doyle and Fleming's work to an obsessive degree. I also watch more British styled shows than anything else, as I like how your nation doesn't fluff their series with twenty plus episodes of things; Luther being one of my favorites.

    There's just something about British heroes that speaks to me. Quiet but firm, a sense of loyalty and duty, a certain propriety and sense of principle. They never feel ostentatious, arrogant or toxically jingoistic like so many American type characters. Because I have more British sensibilities, I'm more drawn to those characters. Your nation also has the great history of castles and lords, and your fellow kingdom mates Ireland and Scotland are ones I adore as well. I wouldn't mind living on that little island at all. Traveling to Ireland a year ago, I felt a greater sense of peacefulness and home than I ever have in the states. There's just something about the UK that has always gripped me.

    Passionate indeed...those are lovely words to hear.
    Well,if you ever need an Englishman's castle to stay in to save money you are welcome to use mine (well its a 2 bedroom apartment but you know what i mean) ...

    Without being cocky,when i've been in other countries ,they are amazed by my neutral ,totally,English,North London accent and very cool,composed exterior and pride i have in my country.

  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
    Posts: 27,489
    @barryt007, if my fortunes are fair enough in the next years I hope to make many trips to London, and would love to meet many members that post here, including yourself. I think we'd get along just fine. I know many Americans who are quite unfamiliar with British humor and the dryness of wit that makes them think you're being serious, but I've always have a very dry humor as well. I've also gotten the sense that Brits are a bit modest by most standards, and on that front I also agree. Better to have a quite confidence or the ability to see one's flaws that think you are the world and all that revolves around it. This is another problem with America...
  • barryt007barryt007 Throwing Kara 'brain dead' Milovy off the top of a Ferris Wheel in Vienna
    Posts: 11,940
    If you can get our dry sledgehammer wit then you are already half way there ,so well done...Dr Who would have helped in that,as well as Bond .
  • Posts: 186
    I'm sure they'll do Moonraker and the others in good time. Can't wait to see what Bond's battle with the octopus looks like. I also wonder if Fay was allowed to draw Honey in the nude as she appears?

    This is really turning into a classic collection. The binding and slip case are to the normal high Folio standard but it's really Weldon's phenomenal art that sets them apart.
    Not cheap - but excellent value and yes 0BradyM0Bondfanatic7 I think you might get to hold Ms Honeychile Rider in the flesh or as near to it as you'll ever get!

    There is definitely a visual depicting the battle with the octopus.

  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
    Posts: 27,489
    @PussyNoMore, I saw the art and was pleased with how tastefully it was done, as it was on old pulp covers. Admiring feminine beauty without exploiting it, really.

    The way that these editions are being advertised, it definitely seems like Folio have intentions to work their way through all the books, which I know many here would love. Being a book lover I don't know if I'd purchase them myself. I'd be so worried about wearing them through the reading that they'd sit on my shelf, getting none of the proper use. Beautiful, though they are.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 Enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    I'd be so worried about wearing them through the reading that they'd sit on my shelf, getting none of the proper use. Beautiful, though they are.

    I normally feel that books are for reading and the more battered they look, the greater my credentials as a reader. But Folios are special. I can see two on my shelves from here (Don Quixote and To Kill A Mockingbird) and yes, they mostly sit there being admired.
  • Lancaster007Lancaster007 Shrublands Health Clinic, England
    Posts: 1,580
    As I have the other two, I suppose I'll have to get this one as well. I too have 'requested' Moonraker, and I'm pretty sure that that'll be the next one from Folio.
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    I would like to pick at least a couple of these up at some point. Moonraker would be a must. I'd love editions of Thunderball and You Only Live Twice as well. My three favorite Flemings. :)
  • Posts: 186

    Agent_99 wrote: »
    I'd be so worried about wearing them through the reading that they'd sit on my shelf, getting none of the proper use. Beautiful, though they are.

    I normally feel that books are for reading and the more battered they look, the greater my credentials as a reader. But Folios are special. I can see two on my shelves from here (Don Quixote and To Kill A Mockingbird) and yes, they mostly sit there being admired.

    PussyNoMore thinks all books are for reading, even his Bentley edition of 'Casino Royale'.
    There is something tactile about holding a fabulous book that elevates the experience and, although he's got one, PussyNoMore hates kindles.
    Happily legacy print like vinyl is enjoying a revival.

  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
    edited May 20 Posts: 27,489
    @PussyNoMore, happy to see another who despises kindles. The print market for books has taken a hit because of it, and that really rubs my traditional arse the wrong way.
  • Red_SnowRed_Snow Australia
    Posts: 764
    In a reply to a comment on the Folio Society facebook page, they said "We have decided on the next title, which will be coming later this year."

    Time to pencil both in on my Christmas list!
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
    Posts: 27,489
    Sounds like a Christmas release? OHMSS, maybe?
  • Posts: 186
    Red_Snow wrote: »
    In a reply to a comment on the Folio Society facebook page, they said "We have decided on the next title, which will be coming later this year."

    Time to pencil both in on my Christmas list!

    Indeed - more good news albeit at a release rate of two a year PussyNoMore may not live to complete the collection!
    Doubtless IFP are controlling the launch dates.
    From a marketing perspective PussyNoMore can't understand why they aren't being released in chronological order. Surely that strategy would have been more likely to lure people in and ensure loyalty?
    Nonetheless and regardless of the choice of the next title (looks like it might be YOLT) PussyNoMore salutes this initiative and gives it his cherished 5 star award.
    Dalton finally visualises Bond's face in Dr No - something that has been studiously avoided thus far (see visual of Bond & Quarrel) and she does a great interpretation of Fleming's vision. Perhaps she should be in charge of casting the next screen Bond?

  • ChevronChevron Northern Ireland
    Posts: 346
    Didn't realise they had done Dr No until I saw this thread. Just ordered a copy.
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    PussyNoMore took delivery of his a couple of days ago. It really is beautiful and a must for any self respecting aficionado.
    They are up there with JC editions, Hawkey's PAN series, the Easton Press leather bounds and the Bentley edition as must haves.
    The Folio Society should do themselves a favour and sell Dalton's prints separately - they would look beautiful in PussyNoMore's study.
    PussyNoMore does normally charge for his marketing advice but If The Folio Society would speed up their release schedule, make Moonraker the next launch and sell Dalton's art framed, he will accept 10% of print sales in lieu of his normal fee!
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