Sunday, November 15, 2015

Pop Focus: Vintage James Bond paperback covers

With a new James Bond film in the theaters, why not take a look back at where it all began: in the pages of Ian Fleming's thriller novels.

Fleming's books have been reprinted numerous times, in editions that allow the cover artists to provide their own varied takes of the storylines within and the Bond mythos overall.

Here's a by no means selection of Bond book covers from, roughly, the 1950s through the 1970s.

Casino Royale, first published 1953













Live and Let Die, first published 1954










Moonraker, first published 1955








Diamonds Are Forever, first published 1956








From Russia, with Love, first published 1957









Dr. No, first published 1958











Goldfinger, first published 1959










For Your Eyes Only, first published 1960








Thunderball, first published 1961







The Spy Who Loved Me, first published 1962








On Her Majesty's Secret Service, first published 1963






You Only Live Twice, first published 1964








The Man with the Golden Gun, first published 1965








Octopussy and the Living Daylights, first published 1966






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