Monday 29 September 2008

Colonel Sun in TRUE Magazine

Colonel Sun, Kingsley Amis, True Magazine, April 1968.

The story is illustrated with the art below.

Colonel Sun - Jonathan Cape Edition

Colonel Sun, Robort Markham (Kingsley Amis), First Printing by Jonathan Cape, 1968

Uncorrected Proof by Cape

Sunday 28 September 2008

You Only Live Twice Artwork

1) Source Illustration for the "You Only Live Twice" decorative plate by the Franklin Mint
2) YOLT lithgraphy by Jeff Marshall

You Only Live Twice - Concept Art 2

Concept art and final design for the "You Only Live Twice" Little Nellie artwork.

You Only Live Twice - Concept Art 1

Concept art and final artwork for the "You Only Live Twice" volcano artwork by Frank McCarthy?

Little Nellie Artwork

Little Nellie Illustration, Artist unknown

You Only Live Twice - Toyota Toys

Corgi Toyota Car from You Only Live Twice, 1067

Airfix Model Set

Saturday 27 September 2008

Diamonds Are Forever - Perma

Diamonds Are Forever, first US paperback edition by Perma Books, September 1957

Too Hot To Handle - Moonraker

Too Hot To Handle (Moonraker), Ian Fleming, first US paperback edition by Perma Books, December 1956

Live And Let Die - Perma Books

Live And Let Die, Ian Fleming, First US paperback edition by Perma Books, June 1956

You Asked For It - Casino Royale

First US paperback edition of Casino Royale, title changed to "You Asked For it" , Popular Library # 660, published April 1955

For Your eyes Only - First Signet Edition

For Your Eyes Only,Ian Fleming, First Signet Paperback, June 1961

Doctor No - First Signet Printing

Doctor No, Ian Fleming, First US Signet Paperback edition, June 1959

Goldfinger - First Signet Edition

Goldfinger, Ian Fleming, First Signet Printing June 1960

Moonraker - First Signet Edition

Moonraker, Ian Fleming, First Signet Printing, October 1960

Live And Let Die - First Signet Edition

Live And Let Die, Ian Fleming, First Signet Printing, October 1959

Casino Royale - First Signet Editon

Casino Royale, Ian Fleming, First Signet Printing, February 1960

Friday 26 September 2008

James Bond Classic Libray by MJF

US hardcover editions "James Bond Classic Library", published by MJF Books, New York 1989/1990.
I could never find Octopussy and MWGG - do they exists?

Thursday 25 September 2008

US Berkley James Bond Editions

American Berkley paperback editions, published 1982 onwards. There is also the Dr. No edition not pictured here. Anyone seen the editions after SWLM?

Wednesday 24 September 2008

Tuesday 23 September 2008

First Edition: Casino Royale by Macmillan

Title: Casino Royale
Author: Ian Fleming
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
Publication Date: 23rd March 1954
Copies Published: Unknown
Price: $2.75
Book: Dark green cloth with title in red and plain end papers.
Title Page: First printing stated on title page and no later printings indicated

Dust jacket: Design by Leo Manso. The first edition has square cut front flap corners.

Saturday 20 September 2008

First Editon: On Her Majesty's Secret Service

This information was kindly provided by Charles from the CommanderBondNet Forum, excellent full article here:

1) Jonathan Cape uncorrected proof with proof dust wrapper.A small number were printed compared with 45,000 of the regular trade edition.There are textual differences from the regular first edition (sometimes brand names were different, grammar & spellings not corrected, etc.) The proof dust wrapper has the same Richard Chopping artwork on the front but a different back than the regular edition.

2) OHMSS Jonathan Cape limited signed edition. This is different in many ways to the trade edition. It wasn’t issued with a printed dust jacket, just a glassine one. Thicker paper, different spine, this edition includes the Amherst-Villiers full color portrait of Fleming inside. 250 numbered copies signed by Fleming, 43 copies un-numbered.

3) OHMSS Jonathan Cape first edition. 45,000 printed. Regular trade edition. Published April 1, 1963. Dust jacket by Richard Chopping, Amherst-Villiers portrait in black and white on back flap.

Saturday 13 September 2008

Bond Books & Magazines

James Bond In The Cinema, John Brosnan, Tantivity Press 1972
Hollywood Reporter, 25 Years of James Bond 007 Issue, July 1987
Femmes Fatales, James Bond Issue, January 1996

James Bond Books

James Bond - A Celebration, Peter Haining, Planet Books 1987
The James Bond Films, Steven Jay Rubin, Talisman Books 1981
Ian Fleming's James Bond - Annotations and Chronologies for Ian Fleming's Bond Stories, John Griswold, Bloomington 2006

More Little Nellie Art: Victory Games

You Only Live Twice
Role Playing Game by Victory Games, 1985, Artwork by Talbot

Friday 12 September 2008

Pan: The Collage Series 4

The Man With The Golden Gun, Pan 12th printing 1973
You Only Live Twice, Pan, 5th printing 1974
Pan James Bond Box Set, date unknown

Pan: The Collage Series 3

The Spy Who Loved Me, Pan 9th printing 1974
On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Pan 7th printing 1972
Octopussy, Pan 9th printing 1976

Pan: The Collage Series 2

Dr No, Pan 26th printing 1976
Goldfinger, Pan 26th printing 1976
For Your Eyes Only, Pan 21th printing 1976
Thunderball, Pan 16th printing 1974