Rare Fleming books

I've picked up a couple of Fleming books from a charity shop, published 1961 and 1965 (Goldfinger and You only live twice) I don't expect these would be classed as rare, however I'm interested in what would be classed as a rare Fleming book?

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  • BirdlesonBirdleson Moderator
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    Obviously the first editions. Beyond that I would assume any early paperback released from the 50s. Maybe some of the international prints are hard to get a hold of.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    State of Excitement (1960) would certainly be one, not that it was ever released commercially. I agree with @Birdleson on the Cape first editions, especially the 1950s ones and the Pan Bond paperbacks of the 1950s too, especially first or quite early printings.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    I wonder if the Folios will one day be looked upon as “rare”. They’re not exactly hard to get now, and they haven’t indicated they’ll stop publishing them, but they are a little cost prohibitive and they have cloth-esque covers so it’s easy to imagine there won’t be too many good quality examples floating around in the future.
    On the other hand, it’s hard to imagine anything being made nowadays that’ll be worth anything in the future.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited September 30 Posts: 16,097
    Another more recent rare Fleming tome that comes to mind is Talk of the Devil (2008). It was published by Queen Anne's Press in the Centenary Year in limited numbers and at a prohibitive price for all but the most well-to-do Bond fans!
  • Bondfan68Bondfan68 Columbus, GA USA
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    I have several 1st printing US paperbacks from the 1950's & early 1960's. I've been told they are fairly rare.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    edited October 10 Posts: 7,252
    Bondfan68 wrote: »
    I have several 1st printing US paperbacks from the 1950's & early 1960's. I've been told they are fairly rare.

    You'll have to at some point share some photos of your collection, it sounds amazing. And, welcome! Always nice to add literary Bond fans to the mix.
  • Bondfan68Bondfan68 Columbus, GA USA
    Posts: 14
    Bondfan68 wrote: »
    I have several 1st printing US paperbacks from the 1950's & early 1960's. I've been told they are fairly rare.

    You'll have to at some point share some photos of your collection, it sounds amazing. And, welcome! Always nice to add literary Bond fans to the mix.
    Bondfan68 wrote: »
    I have several 1st printing US paperbacks from the 1950's & early 1960's. I've been told they are fairly rare.

    You'll have to at some point share some photos of your collection, it sounds amazing. And, welcome! Always nice to add literary Bond fans to the mix.

    I need to figure out how to get pics from my computer to post to the boards. I haven't figured it out yet.
  • ThunderballThunderball playing Chemin de Fer in a casino, downing Vespers
    edited October 13 Posts: 759
    Bondfan68 wrote: »
    Bondfan68 wrote: »
    I have several 1st printing US paperbacks from the 1950's & early 1960's. I've been told they are fairly rare.

    You'll have to at some point share some photos of your collection, it sounds amazing. And, welcome! Always nice to add literary Bond fans to the mix.
    Bondfan68 wrote: »
    I have several 1st printing US paperbacks from the 1950's & early 1960's. I've been told they are fairly rare.

    You'll have to at some point share some photos of your collection, it sounds amazing. And, welcome! Always nice to add literary Bond fans to the mix.

    I need to figure out how to get pics from my computer to post to the boards. I haven't figured it out yet.

    You'll need to sign up on an image hosting website or app and upload your pics there, then you'll be able to copy the URL and post it here, either using the image posting button.
    There's Google Photos, Flickr (which I don't think is free), Imgur and other sites out there. Just search around.
  • Bondfan68Bondfan68 Columbus, GA USA
    Posts: 14
    Bondfan68 wrote: »
    Bondfan68 wrote: »
    I have several 1st printing US paperbacks from the 1950's & early 1960's. I've been told they are fairly rare.

    You'll have to at some point share some photos of your collection, it sounds amazing. And, welcome! Always nice to add literary Bond fans to the mix.
    Bondfan68 wrote: »
    I have several 1st printing US paperbacks from the 1950's & early 1960's. I've been told they are fairly rare.

    You'll have to at some point share some photos of your collection, it sounds amazing. And, welcome! Always nice to add literary Bond fans to the mix.

    I need to figure out how to get pics from my computer to post to the boards. I haven't figured it out yet.

    You'll need to sign up on an image hosting website or app and upload your pics there, then you'll be able to copy the URL and post it here, either using the image posting button.
    There's Google Photos, Flickr (which I don't think is free), Imgur and other sites out there. Just search around.
    Bondfan68 wrote: »
    Bondfan68 wrote: »
    I have several 1st printing US paperbacks from the 1950's & early 1960's. I've been told they are fairly rare.

    You'll have to at some point share some photos of your collection, it sounds amazing. And, welcome! Always nice to add literary Bond fans to the mix.
    Bondfan68 wrote: »
    I have several 1st printing US paperbacks from the 1950's & early 1960's. I've been told they are fairly rare.

    You'll have to at some point share some photos of your collection, it sounds amazing. And, welcome! Always nice to add literary Bond fans to the mix.

    I need to figure out how to get pics from my computer to post to the boards. I haven't figured it out yet.

    You'll need to sign up on an image hosting website or app and upload your pics there, then you'll be able to copy the URL and post it here, either using the image posting button.
    There's Google Photos, Flickr (which I don't think is free), Imgur and other sites out there. Just search around.

    Thanks! I'll try Google first.
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