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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)
First UK paperback edition of Moonraker (Pan Books, UK, 1956)
Six Ian Fleming paperbacks featuring artwork by Sam Peffer and Rex Archer (Great Pan, UK, 1958-60)
Set of the first Ian Fleming paperbacks produced in the US (Signet, US, 1958-61)
Several Ian Fleming Dutch James Bond paperbacks (A.W. Bruna and Zoon, Netherlands, 1959-65)
Part set of Ian Fleming paperbacks (Ullstein Verlag, Germany, 1960)
Part set of Ian Fleming paperbacks featuring artwork by Ralph Vernon-Hunt (Great Pan, UK, 1961). I am missing Casino Royale from this set
Set of Ian Fleming paperbacks featuring 007 logo (Great Pan / Pan, UK, 1962-63). These were printed under Great Pan in 1962 and then just Pan in 1963, although there is on edition of Dr No in the Pan set from 1963 as a film tie-in version was produced instead (shown below)
UK film tie-in paperbacks - Dr No (Pan, UK, 1963), From Russia With Love (Pan, UK, 1963), Goldfinger (Pan, UK, 1964) and Thunderball (Pan, UK, 1965)
UK film tie-in paperbacks - You Only Live Twice (Pan, UK, 1967), Casino Royale (Pan, UK, 1967), On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Pan, UK, 1969) and Diamonds Are Forever (Pan, UK, 1971)
UK film tie-in paperbacks - Live And Let Die (Pan, UK, 1973), The Man With The Golden Gun (Pan, UK, 1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (Panther, UK, 1977) and Moonraker (Triad Panther, UK, 1979)
UK film tie-in paperbacks - GoldenEye (Coronet, UK, 1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (Coronet, UK, 1997), The World Is Not Enough (Coronet, UK, 1999) and Die Another Day (Coronet, UK, 2002)
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)
El Doctor No Spanish paperback edition (Ayma, S.A Editora, Spain, 1964)
Part set of Ian Fleming paperbacks - shown here are Agent 007 Spiller Hojt (Diamonds Are Forever) and Agent 007 Jages (From Russia With Love) (Grafisk Forlag, Denmark, 1964)
Goldfinger film tie-in paperback (Plon, France, 1964)
The Amazing James Bond 10 book boxset (Signet, US, c.1965)
A later version of the boxset shown above but with 11 books now including On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Signet, US, 1965)
Complete set of 14 Ian Fleming paperbacks (Pan, UK, 1965-67)
Rare edition of the Thunderball film tie-in paperback that came with a promotional letter written by Domino to James Bond (Pan, UK, 1965)
Operazione Tuono (Thunderball) and Licenza Di Uccidere (Dr No) Italian paperback editions (Garzanti, Italy, 1965)
Thunderball Spanish film tie-in paperback (Ediciones Albon Medellin, Columbia, 1966)
Al Servicio Secreto De Su Majestad (On Her Majesty's Secret Service) Spanish paperback edition (Ayma, S.A Editora, Spain, 1966). This book was kindly sent to me from Argentina by my friend Nicolas Syszczyk
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
Goldfinger Italian paperback edition (Garzanti, Italy, 1967)
There was no film tie-in cover for You Only Live Twice in the US, but Signet did subsequently add a sticker to the copies of the book they first published in 1965 to advertise the films release (Signet, US, c.1967)
Octopussy paperback which is part of a set of four others featuring similar cover artwork (Signet, US, 1967)
Colonel Sun by Robert Markham (Pan, UK, 1968)
Colonel Sun by Robert Markham (Bantam, US, 1969)
Au Service Secret De Sa Majeste (On Her Majesty's Secret Service) film tie-in paperback (Plon, France, 1969)
Octopussy Dutch paperback edition (A.W. Bruna & Zoon, Netherlands, 1969)
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)
Moonraker paperback (Bantam, US, 1973)
Vivre Et Laisser Mourir (Live And Live Die) film tie-in paperback (Plon, France, 1973)
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)
For Your Eyes Only - Longman Structural Readers Stage 6 (Longman Group Ltd., UK, 1974)
Part set of James Bond paperbacks (Hutchinson Bulls-Eye, UK, 1974-86). I am missing Casino Royale from this set
Set of 6 of James Bond paperbacks (Presses Pocket, France, 1975)
Jagt Dr No paperback (Xenos Bucher, Germany, 1976)
L'espion Qui M' Aimait (The Spy Who Loved Me) paperback - this is the film adaptation by Christopher Wood (Julliard, France, 1977)
L'espion Qui M' Aimait (The Spy Who Loved Me) paperback - this is the film adaptation by Christopher Wood (Julliard / Presses Pocket, France, 1978)
Boxset of 6 James Bond paperbacks (Triad Panther, UK, 1978)
Collection of 4 Ian Fleming short stories, included are Octopussy, Risico, The Property Of A Lady and For Your Eyes Only (Super Krimi, Germany, 1978)
Moonraker Spanish film tie-in paperback (Bruguera, Spain, 1979)
Moonraker German film tie-in paperback including photographs from the film (Wilhelm Goldmann Verlag, Germany, 1979)
Set of 11 Ian Fleming paperbacks featuring semi-naked ladies (Fleuve Noir, France, 1979-80)
James Bond boxset of all 14 Ian Fleming Bond novels and Colonel Sun by Kingsley Amis (Zwarte Beertjes, Netherlands, c.1981)
Series of eight Ian Fleming paperbacks (Jove, US, 1981-83)
As close to a film-tie in cover as we would get for For Your Eyes Only (Triad Granada, UK, 1981)
Licence Rewened by John Gardner - this is the first version of the book in paperback (Coronet, UK, 1982)
License Renewed by John Gardner (Coronet, UK, 1982)
Complete Bestsellers magazine version of Ian Fleming's Casino Royale with illustrations (Viaduct Publications Ltd., UK, 1982)
Set of the first 3 John Gardner James Bond books (Coronet, UK, 1982-84)
James Bond 007 in Ian Fleming's Octopussy (Triad Granada, UK, 1983)
Octopussy Ducth storybook including photographs from the film (Bruna Pockethuis b.v., Netherlands, 1983)
Part set of Ian Fleming James Bond paperbacks (TAY, Turkey, 1983-90)
A slightly different version of Icebreaker from the one shown above - notice that the gaps at the back of the skull are filled in giving them the appearance of fangs - for more cover variations of the Bond books check out the excellent www.pizgloria.com (Coronet, US, 1984)
Complete set of 10 Ian Fleming paperbacks (Berkley, US, 1984-86)
Desde Rusia Com Amor (From Russia With Love) paperback edition (Editorial Andina S.A., Argentina, 1984). Another book kindly sent to me by my friend Nicolas Syszczyk
Voor Bijzondere Diensten (For Special Services) by John Gardner (Zwarte Beertjes, Netherlands, 1984)
Set of 4 Find Your Fate books 'based on the sensational new 007 film A View To A Kill' (Ballantine Books, US, 1985)
Part set of John Gardner James Bond books (Coronet, UK, 1985-86). I'm missing Icebreaker and a red cover version of Nobody Lives Forever from this set
Special promotional copy of Casino Royale that was given away along with purchases of the hardback of No Deals Mr Bond (Berkley, US, 1986)
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.
John Gardner James Bond books (Coronet, UK, 1987). Note that at this point only 6 John Gardner books had been published, hence only the 6 books in this series
James Bond in From Russia With Love (Oxford University Press, UK, 1987)
Part series of US John Gardner paperbacks (Berkley, US, 1987-91). Including the film tie-in for Licence To Kill there are 11 books in this cover series
Licence To Kill by John Gardner film-tie in cover (Coronet, UK, 1989)
Lizenz Zum Tötem (Licence To Kill) by John Gardner film-tie in cover including photographs from the film (Heyne Bucher, Germany, 1989)
Permis De Tuer (Licence To Kill) by John Gardner film-tie in cover (Presses Pocket, France, 1989)
Later John Gardner James Bond books, included are Win, Lose Or Die (Coronet, UK, 1990), Never Send Flowers (Coronet, UK, 1994), Death Is Forever (Coronet, UK, 1993), The Man From Barbarossa (Coronet, UK, 1992), Scorpius (Coronet, UK, 1989) and Brokenclaw (Coronet, UK, 1991)
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 that goes with the Ian Fleming set shown above (Coronet, UK, 1988)
Full set of 14 Ian Fleming paperback books (Coronet, UK, 1988-89)
Colonel Sun by Robert Markham aka Kingsley Amis (Coronet, UK, 1992)
John Gardner 5 book boxset produced in the UK by Orion Books
Later editions of five of John Gardner James Bond books in the same style as the Fleming novels shown above (Coronet, UK, 1996)
Paperback editions of all 6 Raymond Benson James Bond books (Coronet, UK, 1998-2003)
Full set of 14 Ian Fleming paperbacks (Penguin, UK, 2002)
Boxset of 10 Ian Fleming paperbacks from the Penguin Modern Classics range. This boxset was produced for the online retailer The Book People (Penguin / The Book People, UK, 2002)
John Gardner omnibus paperback of three of his James Bond adventures (Coronet, UK, 2003)
Secret Service - The Moneypenny Diaries by Kate Westbrook (John Murray, UK, 2004)
Smirnoff promotional copy of From Russia With Love (Penguin Classics, UK, 2004)
Charlie Higson's series of five Young Bond books - SilverFin (Puffin, UK, 2005), Blood Fever (Puffin, UK, 2006), Double Or Die (Puffin, UK, 2007), Hurricane Gold (Puffin, UK, 2008) and By Royal Command (Puffin, UK, 2009)
Casino Royale film-tie in cover (Penguin, UK, 2006)
The Moneypenny Diaries - Guardian Angel by Kate Westbrook (John Murray, UK, 2006)
Double Or Die by Charlie Higson in special teaser celephone packet (Puffin, UK, 2007)
The Young Bond Rough Guide to London (Rough Guides Ltd., UK, 2007)
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
Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks - writing as Ian Fleming (Vintage Books, US, 2008)
Set of 6 books produced as a promotion with The Times newspaper to mark the centenary of Ian Fleming's birth in 2008 (Penguin / The Times, UK, 2008)
Centenary collection boxed set of paperback books of all 14 Ian Fleming novels (Penguin, UK, 2008)
Set of 16 John Gardner James Bond books reissued in 2012 (Orion Books Ltd., UK, 2012)
Boxset of full series of 14 Ian Fleming James Bond paperbacks (Vintage, UK, c.2012)
Carte Blanche by Jeffery Deaver (Hodder & Stoughton, 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)
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)
Shoot To Kill by Steve Cole (Hachette Livre, France, 2014)
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)
Special edition of Goldfinger featuring exclusive material from the new 007 novel Trigger Mortis by Anthony Horowitz (Vintage, UK, 2015)
Trigger Mortis by Anthony Horowitz (Orion Books, UK, 2016)
Trigger Mortis by Anthony Horowitz (Harper, US, 2016)
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