Friday, July 8, 2016

MOONRAKER (1963)

This is a 13th paperback edition of Ian Fleming's Moonraker published by Pan Books in 1963. I've always thought the Bond on the cover here looks suspiciously like Fleming's cousin, Christopher Lee.


Title: Moonraker
Author: Ian Fleming
Year: 1963
Edition: 13th Printing
Publisher: PAN Books

Also seeJAMES BOND UK first edition paperbacks 1955-1979.

4 comments:

  1. Did Pan publish the 12th edition or was this Pan's 1st version?

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  2. Pan published them from the very beginning. So this is their 13th printing.

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  3. This was the PAN incarnation that was around when I first started reading Bond and I think I'm correct in saying that with the exception of the film tie-ins, they were succeeded by Raymond Hawkey's work which started with 'Thunderball'.
    One of the things I particularly like about this design was the strong strip 007 branding that adorned the covers. I think they PAN started doing this in 1961 with 'Goldfinger'. Like a lot that PAN did, it was innovative.

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  4. Hm, you're right. He DOES look kind of like Christopher Lee here! Never noticed that before.

    I agree about that strip 007 branding, Windswept. I've always loved that. I really love the pulpy PAN covers. Unlike almost everyone else, I think, I've never cared for the Hawkey ones that followed. (Love Hawkey's work on the Len Deighton dust jackets, though.)

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