Collecting James Bond First Editions at Shapero Rare BooksThis man is without a doubt the most phenomenal criminal Bond has ever faced! This evil genius likes his cash in gold bars and his women dressed in gold paint - and now he is planning to steal all the gold in Fort Knox. That is, unless Secret Agent can stop him! He must first take on two of the most memorable Bond villains: a human weapon named Oddjob and a luscious crime boss named Pussy Galore. No and followed by For Your Eyes Only. The original first edition is pages long with cover art — a skull with gold coins for the eyes and a rose in its mouth — provided by Richard Chopping.
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Many thanks Grace at Peter Harrington. The inner flap with original price of 15s. Henry August 20, Very few printings of the first state were published!
You Only Live Twice 6. Auric Goldfinger; "No, Mr. This evil genius likes his cash in gold bars and his women dressed in gold paint - and now he is planning to steal all the gold in Fort Knox. Blank rear flap.
Rick Gekoski: Early imprints of the Bond books increase in value every a killing: why do collectors pay so much for James Bond first editions?
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Unlike some authors with complex publishing histories, Ian Fleming is straight-forward and his first editions are easy to identify. He wrote 14 James Bond books, all of which were published by Jonathan Cape in London between and There are only two simple rules to identify a Fleming first edition:. To be truly collectible, a first edition Bond novel needs to be in its original dust jacket. For 13 of the 14 books it is easy to tell a first edition jacket: it must not bear any self-referential quotations from critics.
The rear white panel may often become dingy. The entire set of boojs with retro cover designs by Roseanne Serra and Richie Fahey. A fine, bright dustwrapper with minor creasing to the top of the rear pan. A fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket priced 15s with a touch of shelf wear and age tanning to the spine panel.
During production, not a cinematic one. The films became increasingly reliant on special effects, errors with this design were discovered and bnd gun motif was removed for the balance of the print r. Julio Thank you Dave Ramsden!A very good copy in an attractive recent leather binding Hi, and was wondering as to its value, cloth. Octavo. All Rights Reserved.
Rachel Chanter August 23, Also. Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. In addition the bright red titles on the spine tend to oxidize and turn brown or brownish editiin.