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ianFryer wrote:

Reviving this thread to show off this set of four Pan Bond novels I picked up this weekend with the early 1970s photographic wraparound covers.

My go-to Fleming Bond set has always been the Raymond Hawkey-designed set from the 1960's, but these are lovely and collectors can also put together a matched set with the contemporaneous edition of John Pearson's James Bond Authorised Biography.

the "messy desk" (still life) editions are the versions I had when I was 12 years old, but I've long since lost them, and they're harder to find than the 1960s PANs
There was no such version for Live and Let Die, because that series came out at the same time as the film, so there was a film tie-in edition instead.
And the 1960s PAN artwork for Colonel Sun seemed to remain in print, because it was still the one being sold new in the late 1970s.

the BookBond blog has the front covers for all the messy desk editions  posted, and if you check the comments, someone called WearySloth created a fan-art version of the missing Live and Let Die … unfortunately that link seems to be dead, but I did save the *.jpg to my harddrive when it was available and can email it to you as an attachment if interested.
It was just the front cover, no wraparound image which all the real books did have

speaking of which, are the complete wraparound images posted anywhere on line? most sources, like the BookBond blog, just show the front.
Aside from the other half of the image, the back covers were cool because they would always have the three quotes representing Bond, the villain, and the "girl", and the "girl" quote would usually be the sexiest line from the entire book.

Also very cool the 007 Biography matches this set. Except the photo is of a pile of files, not a variety of objects spread across a desk. Almost as if, after a case is closed, Bond has to decide which artifacts are strictly needed for future reference and compresses it all down to a few pages of paper documents. (I bet he kept all the girls' photos in those files)




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edit: I just checked my harddrive and no I did not save WearySloth's imaginary LaLD cover.
damn, damn and double-damn!
WearySloth, if youre out there, could you repost that swell image for all us other Bond-obsessives to admire?

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further edit: the Collecting Ian Fleming & James Bond Books site shows both sides of these covers, but as a pair of slightly oblique images rather than one big image. I guess you'd have to destroy the book to scan the whole thing properly.

Last edited by caractacus potts (3rd Jul 2018 18:30)

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Congratulations SM on your find.  ajb007/cheers

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Congratulations SM on your find.  ajb007/cheers

Thank you, TP. It was in one of the stands outside of the Oxfam shop.  ajb007/martini

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Silhouette Man wrote:

I got the FYEO film tie-in cover (published by Triad Granada) in a large Oxfam charity bookshop yesterday for £1. I was pretty chuffed as I've never seen it for sale anywhere before.  ajb007/smile

Here's a picture of the cover: https://www.abebooks.co.uk/products/isb … ftag=vhr_1

I remember that cover but don't think I ever owned a copy. It's interesting how different it is from the other movie tie-ins - they seem to be struggling with how different the short story collection is from the film, despite there being far more material in the film from the book than many previous Bond movies. Bond paperback covets in general from this period are not much to my taste.

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caractacus potts wrote:
ianFryer wrote:

Reviving this thread to show off this set of four Pan Bond novels I picked up this weekend with the early 1970s photographic wraparound covers.

My go-to Fleming Bond set has always been the Raymond Hawkey-designed set from the 1960's, but these are lovely and collectors can also put together a matched set with the contemporaneous edition of John Pearson's James Bond Authorised Biography.

the "messy desk" (still life) editions are the versions I had when I was 12 years old, but I've long since lost them, and they're harder to find than the 1960s PANs
There was no such version for Live and Let Die, because that series came out at the same time as the film, so there was a film tie-in edition instead.
And the 1960s PAN artwork for Colonel Sun seemed to remain in print, because it was still the one being sold new in the late 1970s.

the BookBond blog has the front covers for all the messy desk editions  posted, and if you check the comments, someone called WearySloth created a fan-art version of the missing Live and Let Die … unfortunately that link seems to be dead, but I did save the *.jpg to my harddrive when it was available and can email it to you as an attachment if interested.
It was just the front cover, no wraparound image which all the real books did have

speaking of which, are the complete wraparound images posted anywhere on line? most sources, like the BookBond blog, just show the front.
Aside from the other half of the image, the back covers were cool because they would always have the three quotes representing Bond, the villain, and the "girl", and the "girl" quote would usually be the sexiest line from the entire book.

Also very cool the 007 Biography matches this set. Except the photo is of a pile of files, not a variety of objects spread across a desk. Almost as if, after a case is closed, Bond has to decide which artifacts are strictly needed for future reference and compresses it all down to a few pages of paper documents. (I bet he kept all the girls' photos in those files)




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edit: I just checked my harddrive and no I did not save WearySloth's imaginary LaLD cover.
damn, damn and double-damn!
WearySloth, if youre out there, could you repost that swell image for all us other Bond-obsessives to admire?

The name Weary Sloth sounds very familiar, as if I know them from another forum, such as Mausoleum Club.

I love the name 'messy desk' for these covers!

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I'm the only one who calls them "messy desk" editions, everybody else calls them "still lifes". They look more like messy desks than still lifes to me. I think all those objects are supposed to relate to the mission. They're actually very detailed if you look at them close, the objects are very specific. Whoever designed them knew the plot details of the books!

I know tMwtGG had already been replaced by a film tie-in by the time I bought the books. And tSWLM and OP were impossible to find new. I had to start scrounging round used book stores to find those three, and never knew at the time why LaLD was so elusive.

tSWLM and MR didn't get film tie-ins, instead we got the Christopher Wood novelisations. So that odd looking FYEO tie-in would have been the first film tie-in edition done in six years, and I don't think it was PAN publishing them any more by that point. I think it was those generic looking girls-on-guns Panther editions that were current by then.

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I guess it's a sad fact that these editions will start coming onto the market as their original owners downsize or die off. Great for us collectors but tinged with sadness - on a wider note we need to capture the memories of those who are old enough to remember the 1965-68 period when Bond was absolutely the biggest thing on the planet. The original audiences for classic films can be a valuable historical resource and once those memories are gone, they're gone.

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Sad to say, when I go all my "Junk" ( as it's know as ) will be off down the local charity shop.  ajb007/lol

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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https://s8.postimg.cc/osxlpuujl/2018-07-11_15.58.19.jpg

A couple of nice condition Pan movie edition paperbacks found today in a market bookstall. Any tips for getting the remnants of price stickers off?

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IanFryer wrote:

https://s8.postimg.cc/osxlpuujl/2018-07-11_15.58.19.jpg

A couple of nice condition Pan movie edition paperbacks found today in a market bookstall. Any tips for getting the remnants of price stickers off?

Great finds!  Re: stickers, gently experiment with a hair dryer (or clothes iron), but have a plastic spoon or knife handy to gently scrape off the sticker while blowing the hot air on it.

"...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....

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I recently enjoyed reading Forever and a Day (My first non-Fleming Bond novel), so ordered a used copy of Trigger Mortis to read next - I've been sent a signed manuscript proof copy!

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Congratulations  ajb007/martini  looks fantastic.

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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At Bath in basement of George Bayntun bookshop I found a 1965 US version of TMWTGGun published by New American Library.
It was a fiver and the shop is in Manvers Street but only open Monday to Friday (not weekends.)

Hardback cover is black with a one inch yellow edge.
Also in same shop found 3 more Quiller hardbacks from the mid-1980s.

So that was good.     Bleuville.