Folio Society - Ian Fleming Special Editions

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  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
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    But if the wizard did that how we could get his TSWLM style female fiction hit?
  • NSGWNSGW London
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    Any ideas on which novel they're going to tackle next? I'm hoping for DAF just to see an illustration of Spectreville.
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
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    It will either be DAF or TB.
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    00Agent wrote: »
    It will either be DAF or TB.

    PussyNoMore is hoping for OHMSS purely because he can’t wait to see what Dalton will do with her visuals.
    This lady is such a genius. It would be great if some of these iconic images were offered for sale as prints.
    The Pussy would find the wall space.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    00Agent wrote: »
    It will either be DAF or TB.

    PussyNoMore is hoping for OHMSS purely because he can’t wait to see what Dalton will do with her visuals.
    This lady is such a genius. It would be great if some of these iconic images were offered for sale as prints.
    The Pussy would find the wall space.

    Since they've already delivered FRWL The double hit of OHMSS and YOLT is what I'm waiting for now. Really looking forward to seeing Dalton's Blofeld interpretation and the Japanese castle, garden of death.
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    00Agent wrote: »
    It will either be DAF or TB.

    PussyNoMore is hoping for OHMSS purely because he can’t wait to see what Dalton will do with her visuals.
    This lady is such a genius. It would be great if some of these iconic images were offered for sale as prints.
    The Pussy would find the wall space.

    Since they've already delivered FRWL The double hit of OHMSS and YOLT is what I'm waiting for now. Really looking forward to seeing Dalton's Blofeld interpretation and the Japanese castle, garden of death.

    Absolutely. Although YOLT is not The Pussy’s favourite Bond, it will make for a visual smorgasbord.
    Strangely enough PussyNoMore is also much excited by the prospect of TMWTGG which also offers amazing visual opportunities. How she will visualise Scaramanga, the gun, the train etc..
    is really something he is looking forward to.
    PussyNoMore is going to contact Folio and see if he can’t get them to sell prints of selected visuals. The best one (as ordained by The Pussy) from each novel would be fine.
    We are fortunate to have the two best Bond artists since Chopping working at the moment - Gerry Wadsworth and Fay Dalton.



  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    Great idea - I'd definitely buy a print or two, even though there's way too much stuff on my walls already.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Well Trevor Scobie is selling prints of two of his John Gardner Bond novel first edition covers via the Literary 007 site so that is one precedent for this.
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Well Trevor Scobie is selling prints of two of his John Gardner Bond novel first edition covers via the Literary 007 site so that is one precedent for this.

    They are good. Particularly ‘Role Of Honour’ which coincidentally was one of Gardner’s best books.
    That said, good as they are , he was following in Chopping’s footsteps with the ‘trumpe-l’oeil’ style and they somehow lack the originality of Wadsworth and Dalton.
    PussyNoMore does however salute Dragonpol’s tenacity in trying to promote Gardner at every verse and turn !

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    NSGW wrote: »
    Decided to treat myself and bought Dr No, arrived yesterday and its wonderful. Very expensive but for the joy it will bring me in the coming weeks, I think it may be worth it.

    These special editions are what Fleming's work deserve!

    I got mine April 14th! Dr. No was my first choice, too! It's gorgeous!
  • NSGWNSGW London
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    JET007 wrote: »
    NSGW wrote: »
    Decided to treat myself and bought Dr No, arrived yesterday and its wonderful. Very expensive but for the joy it will bring me in the coming weeks, I think it may be worth it.

    These special editions are what Fleming's work deserve!

    I got mine April 14th! Dr. No was my first choice, too! It's gorgeous!

    It sure is, couldn't be happier with it! I'm about halfway through it atm and still have 3 or 4 illustrations to look forward to.

    Do you plan on buying anymore of them? I've got my eye on Goldfinger next..
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    I sure do! The same one as you, actually! I was debating about Casino Royale, but I already own it twice!
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    JET007 wrote: »
    I sure do! The same one as you, actually! I was debating about Casino Royale, but I already own it twice!

    I have...I think 9 copies of Casino Royale! A couple of friends gave me different Pan editions they'd picked up, and then I found one with Craig on the cover to add to my collection of movie tie-in covers...and then it reached a tipping point of "OK, let's see how many different editions I can collect".

    I may need help.
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
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    Agent_99 wrote: »
    JET007 wrote: »
    I sure do! The same one as you, actually! I was debating about Casino Royale, but I already own it twice!

    I have...I think 9 copies of Casino Royale! A couple of friends gave me different Pan editions they'd picked up, and then I found one with Craig on the cover to add to my collection of movie tie-in covers...and then it reached a tipping point of "OK, let's see how many different editions I can collect".

    I may need help.

    I remember that one, that was the first Bond/Fleming novel i ever read. Thats where it all started for me.
    Was a genious move by IFP to release the original book with the movie cover.

    I also must have around 4-5 different versions of CR by now but the Folio Edition is superior to all of them.
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    Agent_99 wrote: »
    JET007 wrote: »
    I sure do! The same one as you, actually! I was debating about Casino Royale, but I already own it twice!

    I have...I think 9 copies of Casino Royale! A couple of friends gave me different Pan editions they'd picked up, and then I found one with Craig on the cover to add to my collection of movie tie-in covers...and then it reached a tipping point of "OK, let's see how many different editions I can collect".

    I may need help.

    PussyNoMore is firmly of the opinion that it is not possible to have too many editions of Casino Royale and would like to reassure Agent_99 that to have an unslakable thirst for multiple editions is not only completely normal, it is a sign of a high intellect!
    His own particular favourite is his Bentley edition. A knee crushing tome if ever there was one but with its mulliner leather cover and grill metal spine it is not suited to travel.
    For voyage he prefers his Easton Press leather bound edition and for regular bed time reading it has to be the Folio.
    So, go ahead and invest. There are multiple ways of getting to Royal-Les-Eaux !

  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Well Trevor Scobie is selling prints of two of his John Gardner Bond novel first edition covers via the Literary 007 site so that is one precedent for this.

    They are good. Particularly ‘Role Of Honour’ which coincidentally was one of Gardner’s best books.
    That said, good as they are , he was following in Chopping’s footsteps with the ‘trumpe-l’oeil’ style and they somehow lack the originality of Wadsworth and Dalton.
    PussyNoMore does however salute Dragonpol’s tenacity in trying to promote Gardner at every verse and turn !

    Yes, I quite like John Gardner, but I mean, what would I know about the literary Bond continuation? I deign to the vastly superior knowledge and indeed taste of others here collected.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    I think I'm going to jump on one of these real soon, either CR or DN. I've started a novel-a-thon of the series, and while I love the look and consistency of these Penguin Edition paperbacks, they feel way too flimsy; I have read CR a few times, but the damn thing feels like it's ready to split and half with every page turn, and I've kept it in great condition ever since I first bought it.
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
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    No new Fleming release for the Summer collection unfortunately, so you can all start saving up money for October where we'll definitly get the next one.
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    00Agent wrote: »
    No new Fleming release for the Summer collection unfortunately, so you can all start saving up money for October where we'll definitly get the next one.

    Sad but true. PussyNoMore is distressed !

  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
    edited August 2018 Posts: 5,120
    Folio Society is releasing their autumn collection next week (one month earlier than the previous couple years)


    I am very confident we'll get our next Bond book then, as they are showing the Books from the front in the preview image. I noticed that the Fleming editions are literally the only Books in the Folio catalogue that have a orange binding and tail Band, so if they showed the Books from the side you could immediately pick them out.
    Last time when they didn't had a Fleming novel in their collection, the preview image was from the side :)

    Your @00Holmes,
  • ChevronChevron Northern Ireland
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    Folio Society books revealed today. I don’t see any new Fleming.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Chevron wrote: »
    Folio Society books revealed today. I don’t see any new Fleming.

    Damn, that's a shame. Feels like a good while since the last one was unveiled. I'm still eyeballing these, want to pick at least one of them up eventually.
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
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    First autumn collection from FS in 4 years that did not include a Fleming book. To say i am disappointed would be an understatement.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    That is mighty frustrating! I have all the others except Goldfinger which I was waiting to order along with whatever they released next to save on shipping. So when is the winter release scheduled? Around Christmas I assume.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    That is mighty frustrating! I have all the others except Goldfinger which I was waiting to order along with whatever they released next to save on shipping. So when is the winter release scheduled? Around Christmas I assume.

    If they're unveiling a new one around Christmas, I might take the smart route that you do to save me a couple of bucks and just buy two as a Christmas gift for myself to help save on shipping. I like the way you think.
  • This does not bode well. Have they lost the license ?
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    I've been belatedly opening birthday presents as I was away on the day, and my mum has very kindly given me Moonraker to go with last year's gift of Casino Royale!

    The illustrations in this one are just superb. Bond grabbing Gala underwater and the car chase might be my favourites.
  • Agent_99 wrote: »
    I've been belatedly opening birthday presents as I was away on the day, and my mum has very kindly given me Moonraker to go with last year's gift of Casino Royale!

    The illustrations in this one are just superb. Bond grabbing Gala underwater and the car chase might be my favourites.

    What a great mum!

  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    What a great mum!

    Hints were dropped :) Check out the wrapping-paper, too!

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  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Agent_99 wrote: »
    What a great mum!

    Hints were dropped :) Check out the wrapping-paper, too!

    DnzXcEmXoAAzycC.jpg

    She's a keeper!
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