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Paperback books

Where it all began - with the works of Ian Fleming. There have been numerous Bond paperback releases over the past 60 years, from the original Great Pan versions from the late 1950s to the more recent re-releases by Penguin and Vintage. Almost every country seems to have a variation as well. I especially like the set published in Sweden by Zebra in the 1960s - great cover artwork.

Part set of Ian Fleming paperbacks (Zebra Special, Sweden, 1953-62)
Ian Fleming paperbacks published by Pan in the mid 1960s
US film tie-in paperbacks - Dr No (Signet, US, 1963), From Russia With Love (Signet, US, 1963), Goldfinger (Signet, US, 1964) and Thunderball (Signet, US, 1965)
US film tie-in paperbacks - Casino Royale (Signet, US, 1967), On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Signet, US, 1969), Diamonds Are Forever (Bantam, US, 1971) and Live And Let Die (Bantam, US, 1973). Note that there was no US film cover for You Only Live Twice
US film tie-in paperbacks - The Man With The Golden Gun (Signet, US, 1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (Warner Books, US, 1977), Moonraker (Jove, US, 1979) and Licence To Kill (Charter Books, US, 1989). Note that there were no US film covers for For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View To A Kill and The Living Daylights
US film tie-in paperbacks - GoldenEye (Boulevard, US, 1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (Boulevard, US, 1997), The World Is Not Enough (Berkely Boulevard, US, 1999) and Die Another Day (Berkely Boulevard, US, 2002). Note that there have been no US film covers for any of the Daniel Craig Bond films as yet
James Bond spoof book Alligator - A Harvard Lampoon Parody (Vanitas Books, US, 1963)
Ian Fleming and Kingsley Amis (writing as Robert Markham) paperbacks (Phoenix Shocker, Germany, 1967). Note that there are only 11 of the original Fleming books in this series along with Colonel Sun
Set of 11 Ian Fleming paperbacks featuring ladies on white covers (Pan, UK, 1970-71)
Set of 4 Ian Fleming paperbacks (Bantam, US, 1971-72)
Pan montage cover boxset of 4 Ian Fleming books (Pan, UK, c.1973)
Pan montage cover set of 13 Ian Fleming books (Pan, UK, c.1973). Note that there is no version of Live And Let Die in this series as the film tie-in version came out in the same year instead
Part series of Ian Fleming James Bond books (Editorial Bruguera, Spain, 1974)
Set of 11 Ian Fleming paperbacks featuring semi-naked ladies (Fleuve Noir, France, 1979-80)
Series of eight Ian Fleming paperbacks (Jove, US, 1981-83)
Set of 4 Find Your Fate books 'based on the sensational new 007 film A View To A Kill' (Ballantine Books, US, 1985)
Complete set of 12 Ian Fleming paperbacks (Oscar Mondadori, Italy, 1986-91). Note there are no versions of The Man With The Golden Gun or Octopussy in this series.
Complete set of 14 Ian Fleming paperbacks (Coronet, UK, 1988-89). Notice the two different Dr No covers - for more information about these two covers see the excellent The Book Bond website article here >>
Colonel Sun by Robert Markham aka Kingsley Amis (Coronet, UK, 1992)
Part set of Ian Fleming books published in the US by Berkley
Ian Fleming paperbacks from Holland published during the 1960s
Live and Let Die and Goldfinger film tie-in covers from France - published by Plon
Part set of James Bond paperbacks produced by Hutchinson Bulls-Eye in the mid and late 1970s
John Gardner books published in the UK by Coronet in the late 1980s
John Gardner James Bond books published in the UK by Coronet in 1987 - I'm missing Role of Honour from this set
John Gardner James Bond books published in the UK by Coronet in 1986 - I'm missing Icebreaker and a red cover version of Nobody Lives Forever from this set
John Gardner omnibus paperback of three of his James Bond adventures published in the UK by Coronet in 2004
John Gardner SeaFire and COLD paperbacks published in the UK by Coronet in 1996
UK paperback edition of Carte Blanche by Jeffery Deaver published by Hodder & Stoughton in 2012
James Bond boxset of all 14 Ian Fleming Bond novels and Colonel by Robert Markham. Published in Holland by
The Spy Who Loved Me paperback - this is the film adaptation by Christopher Wood (France, 1977)
The Amazing James Bond 10 book boxset produced by Signet in the US
A later version of the boxset shown above but with 11 books in this time (with the inclusion of On Her Majesty's Secret Service), again produced by Signet in the US
John Gardner 5 book boxset produced in the UK by Orion Books
Full set of Ian Fleming paperback books published in the UK by Coronet in 1989
Paperback editions of all 6 Raymond Benson James Bond books (Coronet, UK, 1998-2003)
Ful set of 14 Ian Fleming paperbacks (Penguin, UK, 2002)
Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks - writing as Ian Fleming (Penguin, UK, 2008). This book was published part of the centenary celebrations of Ian Fleming's birth in 2008
Set of 6 books produced as a promotion with The Times newspaper to mark the centenary of Ian Fleming's birth in 2008
Centenary collection boxed set of paperback books of all 14 Ian Fleming novels (Penguin, UK, 2008)
Smirnoff promotional copy of From Russia With Love (Penguin Classics, UK, 2004)
Set of 15 John Gardner James Bond books reissued in 2012 (Orion Books Ltd., UK, 2012)
Solo by William Boyd (Vintage Books, UK, 2013)
Special edition of Casino Royale as part of World Book Night on April 23rd 2013 (Vintage Books, UK, 2013)
The Spectre Trilogy boxset including Thunderball, On Her Majesty's Secret Service and You Only Live Twice (Vintage, UK, 2015)
The Spectre Trilogy book containing Thunderball, On Her Majesty's Secret Service and You Only Live Twice (Vintage, UK, 2015)
Colonel Sun by Kingsley Amis (Vintage, UK, 2015)
Steve Cole's series of four Young Bond books - Shoot To Kill (Red Fox, UK, 2014), Heads You Die (Red Fox, UK, 2016), Strike Lightning (Red Fox, UK, 2016) and Red Nemesis (Red Fox, UK, 2017)
Trigger Mortis by Anthony Horowitz (Orion Books, UK, 2016)
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