Vintage Hardback Editions 2017

Last week Vintage Books published new hardback editions of three James Bond novels by Ian Fleming, namely Casino Royale, Live and Let Die and Goldfinger.

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All three come with new introductions by John Cork plus at the back of each there is an archive section with photos and reproductions of correspondence relating to the book in question.

I ordered them from WHSmith on the day of publication, Thursday 2 November and they promptly arrived yesterday, Monday 6 November.

I thought a few photos might be us full for people making up their minds on whether or not to buy the books.

Comparison between 2008 Penguin editions and 2017 Vintage editions
Another comparisons between 2008 and 2017
Endpaper of Casino Royale with Bond and Vesper playing card design
Endpaper of Live and Let Die with shark mouth design
Endpaper of Goldfinger with golf club and gold bullion design
The books with dust jackets removed
Goldfinger dustjacket
Live and Let Die dustjacket
Casino Royale dustjacket

The books are slightly smaller than the 2008 Penguin centenary hardbacks and are priced at £12.99 each, although you should be able to get them cheaper online.

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