Friday, June 24, 2016

Casino Royale (1959) UK paperback

This is a 4th paperback edition of Casino Royale by Ian Fleming published by Great Pan in 1959. Love the cover art by Peff and the copy on the back. I also like that the grey matches the UK hardcover.


Title: Casino Royale
Author: Ian Fleming
Year: 1959
Edition: 4th Printing
Publisher: PAN Books (Great Pan)

Also seeJAMES BOND UK first edition paperbacks 1955-1979.

5 comments:

  1. It is interesting how visual artists seemed to be incapable of drawing a Beretta .25
    Maybe they are shocked at how small it is and feel obliged to try and make it look bigger. Men have this difficulty with other things!

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    1. You know they probably didn't even think about back then, and just drew any old gun

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  2. And Bond's hair is not black here, either...

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  3. Jay,
    Not so sure about that. As somebody who was around 'back then' I can assure you that for the most part they did try and get things right.
    You'd never see Mickey Spillane depicted with anything but a Colt .45 in his fist.
    I think I'm right in saying that the only UK Bond associated book to carry a visual of the Berretta .25 was the hardcover edition of 'The Moneypenny Diaries'.
    Frankly I think that like Boothroyd, artists considered the .25 to be a ladies gun.

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  4. Actually, I have to correct myself, The Berretta is visualised in a fabulous line drawing in the interior of Bentley's special edition of Casino Royale.

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