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If we're lucky the final Fleming is among them.
This looks good:
That's an Octopus!
Octopussy and The Living Daylights!
That's what I thought. I can definitely see the phone and the person with their head in their hands.
Most recently acquired LALD, still need MR. My collection is at 5 as well; got a big tax return and thought about pulling the trigger on the rest all at once, but it was just under $700 with tax and shipping and couldn't stomach it.
Well, technically Operation Mincemeat... but yeah that tease was for an Agatha Christie then, we were seeing octopuses where there weren't any.
Every Folio edition thus far has been true to the first edition UK version of the book. Which we all applaud, obviously.
With the possible October publication of Octopussy and the Living Daylights, there is a worry that if they go with the UK first edition text, (my UK 1st book is picture below), then the short story Property of a Lady won't be included. This is because this short story wasn't in the UK 1st edition, I think it first appeared in novel format in the first paperback edition of O&tLD (can anyone confirm this?).
Also, later editions of O&tLD included 007 in New York. Personally, I'm not so worried about that one, but I'd rather both stories be in the upcoming Folio set.
As you can see from the first picture, the original O&tLD was a slight volume when compared to the previous four books.
The 2008 Centenary Editions featured an Octopussy with four stories in, (and it was still the slimmest volume in the set). I hope this is the way Folio go, (not least because I'm re-reading them as they come out, and I'm halfway through FYEO now).
"The James Bond Folio editions are taken from earlier versions of the Ian Fleming novels published in the 1960s, and most closely follow the 2012 Vintage printings with minor emendations to the text."
Those are another set of editions that passed me by at the time (at least I don't remember seeing them around), but are hard to come by now.
I went ahead and have ordered LALD and MR (I have the standard CR), so my collection will be off to a nice start. Going to try to set aside some money for a while now though so I can save money in the long run, given their $30 off $300+ deal. I was seeing something about them having done summer sales too, so perhaps so that will happen again and help.
It sounds like Kim Sherwood wrote an introduction to it.