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The cover for LALD makes it a hell of a thing to bring to school to read! ;)
Oh, ok. I've got those. I guess the centenary editions have special introductions.
I bet. If you're based in the US, I'm sure your school administrators wouldn't be fans of the content, either! If they can ban Atticus Finch and Huck Finn in US schools, then I could only imagine what they'd want to do with James Bond.
Wow, lucky you! :)
My wife doesn't think so. She sees it as unnecessary clutter in our office....... ;)
The 70's UK books had different types of guns on the cover and a pretty girl in the style of the girl and they were the 1st versions I read so had a soft spot for them.
I have the odd hardback and a couple 1st editions, but the only real set of books I've actually kept are the Film tie ins from both the UK and the USA where I have complete sets that were available for both.
I have all of the British versions of these, and three of the American ones. The American ones are slightly larger page size, and different type font on OHMSS. I'll see if I can upload some images soon.
Just love that Moonraker cover.
OHMSS isn't in Melior font? I have the Blofeld trilogy with TB, OHMSS and YOLT in one collection, so I don't know if that is still using the Melior font. I still think it is Penguin who published it though. I will have to check when I get back home from campus.
TO THE BRIG WITH HER! :ar!
I've got most of these, very simplistic but also very stylish covers.
I see your point and nothing compliments a great read better than a stunning cover that has the eye catching wow factor. I do like the simplistic designs however when they are done with style and the ones that I commented on above I really like.
I love these editions just because of the feel of them in one's hands. Just got a good bookish sensation to them, for me.
Yeah, sometimes simplistic covers can work, but an espionage masterpiece like Casino Royale deserves a better cover than a few poker chips or something easy like that. I like covers to reflect the story itself instead of arbitrary things that have a faint connection to the novel's plot. That's just me though. That's why I love my centenary editions that I have, because they have the Bond girls on the cover and some items that have a connection or relevance to the plot.
I agree. Nothing today beats the illustrated covers of the 50s and 60s.
I almost won that set on eBay, a few months back. I do enjoy those cover designs.
Casino Royale: Plon first edition (a very battered copy, good for the recycling bin) and Vintage photocover edition
Live and Let Die: Plon first edition, and Vntage photo cover edition
Moonraker: Livre de Poche
Diamonds are Forever: Livre de Poche
From Russia With Love: Plon first edition
Dr. No:Plon first edition
Goldfinger: Presses Pocket
For Your Eyes Only: Plon first edition
Thunderball: Presses Pocket
The Spy Who Loved Me: Plon first edition
On Her Majesty's Secret Service: Plon first edition
You Only Live Twice: Plon second edition
The Man with the Golden Gun: Plon first edition
Octopussy: Plon second edition.
I alos have the french translations of Thrilling Cities and The Diamond Smugglers (both published in hardcover by Plon).
Right now, I'm in the process of replacing all my french editions by the english originals, in the Vintage photo cover editions.
Yeah, got those (hardback), a set of the Pan paperbacks from the 70s with the 'still life' photos, a set of the brilliant Richie Fahey Penguin paperbacks, a couple of the Gillette hardbacks (CR and DN) plus FRWL paperback.
When I first started reading Fleming in the 70s I bought what I could from jumble sales and had various 50s and 60s Pan paperbacks which I gave to the school library as I replaced them with the Pan still life series. Wished I'd kept them all now, still quite happy with the collection that I have.
Actually just checked both copies - same font on each, which really took me back, was pretty sure that the American one had a different font! If you google OHMSS paperbacks you can see some with the more curly font - must have seen this before and though that I had one like it. Age is a bugger!
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(My first photo on MI6, thanks to @Major for the technical advice.)
Sorry, might not have made myself clear on this. The font I'm referring to is used as the title on the cover, it's a kind of old English/gothic font, but the other one I've seen is very different.
A shot of my American paperbacks
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And the version I thought I had!
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The Casino Royale edition I have was released to promote the film, so it has Craig with his bowtie hanging loose on the cover.
I have the Moonraker that Brady posted (so 2008), the Goldfinger from the opening post and LALD and the Blofeld trilogy are the 2008 editions (so the same as the MR one).