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Topic: Secondhand paperback/hardback finds

At my local secondhand bookshop I found a U.S. Berkley paperback of Thunderball c.1987.
Also a Bookclub hardback of YOLT  C.1964 with dustjacket of Japanese castle with Blofeld and Bunt.

Have over 150 paperbacks from various cover series of the books.
I tick them off on a printed pages of the Pizgloria site cover pictures.


Bleuville.

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Awesome, I like the sound of that YOLT hardback.

Second hand Bond books is by far my favourite area of Bond collecting. I think I currently have about 140 books in my collection. I am specifically interested in the earlier Pan Paperbacks (ie 1960s and earlier, although the earliest edition I have currently is the 1960 edition of Moonraker. I don't have any of the 1950s ones). This obsession with collecting various different editions of the same book baffles many of my friends and relatives!  ajb007/lol  I think it is one of the most satisfying, and also relatively cheap areas of Bond collecting.

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Golrush007 wrote:

Awesome, I like the sound of that YOLT hardback.

Second hand Bond books is by far my favourite area of Bond collecting. I think I currently have about 140 books in my collection. I am specifically interested in the earlier Pan Paperbacks (ie 1960s and earlier, although the earliest edition I have currently is the 1960 edition of Moonraker. I don't have any of the 1950s ones). This obsession with collecting various different editions of the same book baffles many of my friends and relatives!  ajb007/lol  I think it is one of the most satisfying, and also relatively cheap areas of Bond collecting.

Yes the tricky bit is finding the bookshops , as new books get sold on the Internet with Amazon etc.
I fear that the old book shops may disappear over time.  I always buy my new books in a physical book shop
like Waterstones or WH Smith.   With the 2nd hand Bond novels I don't mind worn books (i.e.-I'm not after mint condition.).
but it's pot luck as to what you find.  Oxfam charity shops sometimes have some.

Websites that show the covers are - pizgloria.com and collecting-fleming.com
I have printed pages from pizgloria site to use as a checklist of what I've got.

I see on the mi6-hq Bond news site they show the American version of Trigger Mortis.
The story is set in 1957 but on the cover is a drawing of a DB5 which came out in 1963. A bit early for that.

Bleuville.

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Bleuville wrote:

At my local secondhand bookshop I found a U.S. Berkley paperback of Thunderball c.1987.
Also a Bookclub hardback of YOLT  C.1964 with dustjacket of Japanese castle with Blofeld and Bunt.

Have over 150 paperbacks from various cover series of the books.
I tick them off on a printed pages of the Pizgloria site cover pictures.


Bleuville.

I remember buying that particular Berkeley paperback of TB, "first hand," lol!  The silhouette cover art was instrumental in my purchasing decision.  ajb007/lol  Today, with the Internet there are just so many avenues for Bond related books one can avail of, but back in the 80's, as a teen discovering the original Fleming books, the visits to local book stores to purchase whichever ones were physically available (not all the Fleming titles were) with meager funds bring back pleasant memories.

"...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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This morning I found a nice 1959 Pan paperback of Casino Royale. A very pleasing addition to my collection of early PBs.

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Bleuville wrote:

At my local secondhand bookshop I found a U.S. Berkley paperback of Thunderball c.1987.
Also a Bookclub hardback of YOLT  C.1964 with dustjacket of Japanese castle with Blofeld and Bunt.

Have over 150 paperbacks from various cover series of the books.
I tick them off on a printed pages of the Pizgloria site cover pictures.


Bleuville.

On the weekend I visited Devizes in Wiltshire, looking for books, and found a small shop that had
a couple of secondhand Bond books. One was the 1999 smaller version of The James Bond Girls
and the other was an all German text  book on TNDies called "Der Morgen Stirbt nie" by Springer and Lardon mediencontor.
Colour pics from the film in landscape hardback format.   
If only I could read German !       I checked with my friend later, and Yes he already had it. Can't catch him out!

Bleuville.     "Im Geheim Dienst Ihr Majestat"  (another favourite (German) film!)

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Bleuville wrote:

At my local secondhand bookshop I found a U.S. Berkley paperback of Thunderball c.1987.
Also a Bookclub hardback of YOLT  C.1964 with dustjacket of Japanese castle with Blofeld and Bunt.

Have over 150 paperbacks from various cover series of the books.
I tick them off on a printed pages of the Pizgloria site cover pictures.


Bleuville.

I got 2 more Coronet paperbacks from 1989 in as-new condition.(27 years old).(from an Oxfam charity shop.)
Thunderball (with embossed title) and  Dr.No -which is the 2nd illustration of a woman's hand holding a knife.
Turns out this is a bit rarer than the usual spider picture and only appears on the 9th paperback edition. (lucky me.)
The title lettering is flat-not embossed. (see thebookbond.com website.)

Bleuville.

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I purchased last week a first edition hardcover TMWTGG by NAL. It's sadly not the UK version of the book but it is first print, first run from 1965 and I got it for only $5 and it's in great shape!

I have no idea what it's worth but it doesn't matter.


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Managed to get a nice clean copy of the 2007 Folio Society version of Live and Let Die, with slipcase  ajb007/martini

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Bleuville wrote:
Bleuville wrote:

At my local secondhand bookshop I found a U.S. Berkley paperback of Thunderball c.1987.
Also a Bookclub hardback of YOLT  C.1964 with dustjacket of Japanese castle with Blofeld and Bunt.

Have over 150 paperbacks from various cover series of the books.
I tick them off on a printed pages of the Pizgloria site cover pictures.


Bleuville.

I got 2 more Coronet paperbacks from 1989 in as-new condition.(27 years old).(from an Oxfam charity shop.)
Thunderball (with embossed title) and  Dr.No -which is the 2nd illustration of a woman's hand holding a knife.
Turns out this is a bit rarer than the usual spider picture and only appears on the 9th paperback edition. (lucky me.)
The title lettering is flat-not embossed. (see thebookbond.com website.)

I had the last week on leave and drove up to Hay-On-Wye again (via the scenic Black Mountains-mid-Wales) to buy some more
Bond paperbacks, and got a few "Still Life" covers from 1976.  Lots of old bookshops at Hay.
I got a bookclub hardback of Goldfinger (no dust cover) and 1968 1st edition of Colonel Sun (with surreal dust jacket illustration).

Pleasantly surprised to find 3x Quiller (spy stories) HARDBACKS (never seen before-only bought paperbacks before.)
Written by Adam Hall (aka Elleston Trevor) from 1965 to 1996-19 novels.
One of them had a photo of the author on the back.  Excellent 1st person tense stories.

Bleuville.

Bleuville.

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There's nothing like a pleasing find in a second hand bookshop.

Yesterday I came across very nice first editions of Role of Honour and Nobody Lives Forever being sold nice and cheap. Obviously I snapped them up quicker than old Albert when he bit off Tee Hee's arm.
I also got a good condition Coronet paperback of SeaFire to replace the faded, tatty copy that I have in my collection.

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Congratulations, that was a nice find  ajb007/martini

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Just thought I'd add a photo of the two Gardner hardbacks that I mentioned in my previous post. I'm sure you'll agree that they look great. I love the Chopping-esque cover art by Trevor Scobie. I finally finished reading the Gardner series last year. I think I might just go back and reread some of the early ones. For Special Services and Role of Honour are two that I am particularly keen to revisit because I wasn't that keen on them first time round, but I think they will benefit from a rereading.

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I thought RoH was one of the better Gardner's, some of which was quietly, er, influential on 80s Bond movies. On the other hand, FSS* was a letdown after his first.

* not to be confused with FFS, my reaction on reading  "Cold".

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Golrush007 wrote:

Just thought I'd add a photo of the two Gardner hardbacks that I mentioned in my previous post. I'm sure you'll agree that they look great. I love the Chopping-esque cover art by Trevor Scobie. I finally finished reading the Gardner series last year. I think I might just go back and reread some of the early ones. For Special Services and Role of Honour are two that I am particularly keen to revisit because I wasn't that keen on them first time round, but I think they will benefit from a rereading.

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They look like really nice copies...I'm with you - I do prefer that style of cover...when I was married my (then) wife painted those book covers for me...they looked stunning when framed up  ajb007/martini

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Barbel wrote:

I thought RoH was one of the better Gardner's, some of which was quietly, er, influential on 80s Bond movies. On the other hand, FSS* was a letdown after his first.

I couldn't agree more  ajb007/martini

Barbel wrote:

* not to be confused with FFS, my reaction on reading  "Cold".

I couldn't agree more  ajb007/lol

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Sir Miles wrote:
Golrush007 wrote:

Just thought I'd add a photo of the two Gardner hardbacks that I mentioned in my previous post. I'm sure you'll agree that they look great. I love the Chopping-esque cover art by Trevor Scobie. I finally finished reading the Gardner series last year. I think I might just go back and reread some of the early ones. For Special Services and Role of Honour are two that I am particularly keen to revisit because I wasn't that keen on them first time round, but I think they will benefit from a rereading.

https://s27.postimg.cc/d9umu8ei7/IMG_0500.jpg

They look like really nice copies...I'm with you - I do prefer that style of cover...when I was married my (then) wife painted those book covers for me...they looked stunning when framed up  ajb007/martini

Any pictures of those paintings, Sir Miles? What a neat idea!  ajb007/smile  ajb007/martini

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Silhouette Man wrote:
Sir Miles wrote:
Golrush007 wrote:

Just thought I'd add a photo of the two Gardner hardbacks that I mentioned in my previous post. I'm sure you'll agree that they look great. I love the Chopping-esque cover art by Trevor Scobie. I finally finished reading the Gardner series last year. I think I might just go back and reread some of the early ones. For Special Services and Role of Honour are two that I am particularly keen to revisit because I wasn't that keen on them first time round, but I think they will benefit from a rereading.

https://s27.postimg.cc/d9umu8ei7/IMG_0500.jpg

They look like really nice copies...I'm with you - I do prefer that style of cover...when I was married my (then) wife painted those book covers for me...they looked stunning when framed up  ajb007/martini

Any pictures of those paintings, Sir Miles? What a neat idea!  ajb007/smile  ajb007/martini

Unfortunately not...I don't have them anymore  ajb007/crap

I had about six paintings at least and even one in needlepoint...they were/are fabulous  ajb007/martini

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I got this the other day for the price on the cover. It’s not in great shape but I think it’s worth a little more.

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clublos wrote:

I got this the other day for the price on the cover. It’s not in great shape but I think it’s worth a little more.

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My goodness! It certainly is! I'd love to get that edition at a reasonable price. Well done.  ajb007/martini

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Are these really cheap or expensive? https://www.ebay.es/sch/juanaluis/m.htm … amp;_from=

First editions??

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I hope they're cheap cos I'm leaving them to my family in my will!

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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.
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Am tidying some of my Bond collection - here's the other wraparound cover I have, You Only Live Twice.
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Plus a couple of nice examples of the Pan 'Yellow 007' covers from the early 60's

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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

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