Friday, 11 April 2008

Book covers: The First Pan Editions 1

The first cover for Casino Royale is the very first paperback edition of Casino Royale, published in 1955 by Pan. The series number on the spine is "334" . Cover by Roger Hall
The cover looks so innocent and nice to me, also very American. Bond looks pretty blonde in this cover.

That was changed in the third printing of the novel 1958 (Pan G198).Cover by Sam Peffer. Now Bond looks (well more or less) like described by Fleming with the famous "black comma"

Moonraker: Pan 392, First Printing 1956, Cover by Josh Kirby

Moonraker: Pan G216, Fifth Printing 1961, Cover by Sam Peffer