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  1. Collecting 007: Raymond Benson's James Bond In Large Print

    Devin ZydelFor collectors who specialize in the literary James Bond, there is a seemingly endless supply of different editions and printings available to search for. One such format is the Large Print editions. Meant to accommodate those who have poor vision, the typical large print edition of a book will have size 16 font or higher.

    Numerous James Bond novels have been published in the Large Print format, including the Ian Fleming, John Gardner, Raymond Benson and Charlie Higson adventures. These editions of the novels are almost always printed in relatively limited quantities with the majority of them being stocked exclusively in libraries. Additionally, they often feature brand new jacket cover artwork that is not featured on any other printing of the book.

    As a result of this, the Large Print editions of the Bond novels can be a bit more tricky to obtain for dedicated collectors.

    Raymond Benson

    Raymond Benson

    Today, CommanderBond.net presents a collecting guide for all of the 007 novels written by continuation author Raymond Benson between 1997 and 2002. Included are publication details, the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) identifiers, cover artwork and other related notes.

    NOTE: Ordering links are provided for Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com, but do note that the overwhelming majority of these Large Print editions are out of print. However, one can often obtain a used copy via the Amazon Marketplace or at alternate used sites, such as eBay or AbeBooks.

    There are no known Large Print editions of the following James Bond books written by Raymond Benson: Zero Minus Ten, Tomorrow Never Dies, The Facts of Death and The Man with the Red Tattoo.

    Collecting 007
    Raymond Benson’s James Bond In Large Print


    'High Time To Kill' (UK)

    High Time To Kill (UK)

    High Time To Kill

    Number of Large Print editions: 3

    1 – UK Windsor/Chivers Press Hardback

    Publication Date: June 2000

    ISBN: 0-7540-1389-8

    Dustjacket: Yes

    Special Notes: The UK hardback edition of High Time To Kill is identical to the US edition with the exception that it was issued with an accompanying dustjacket featuring strikingly different cover artwork.


    'High Time To Kill' (UK)

    High Time To Kill (UK)

    High Time To Kill

    Number of Large Print editions: 3

    2 – UK Paragon/Chivers Press Paperback Edition

    Publication Date: April 2000

    ISBN: 0-7540-2293-5

    Dustjacket: No

    Special Notes: N/A


    'High Time To Kill' (US)

    High Time To Kill (US)

    High Time To Kill

    Number of Large Print editions: 3

    3 – US Thorndike Press/Chivers Press Hardback Edition

    Publication Date: February 2000

    ISBN: 0-7862-2338-3

    Dustjacket: No

    Special Notes: The US hardback edition of High Time To Kill is identical to the UK edition with the exception that only the UK edition was issued with an accompanying dustjacket featuring strikingly different cover artwork.


    'The World is not Enough'

    The World is not Enough

    The World is not Enough

    Number of Large Print editions: 1

    UK Ulverscroft/Linford Western Library Hardback Edition

    Publication Date: July 2005

    ISBN: 1-84395-844-9

    Dustjacket: No

    Special Notes: Although the original printing of Raymond Benson’s The World is not Enough took place in late 1999, this Large Print edition was not released until July 2005.


    'DoubleShot'

    DoubleShot

    DoubleShot

    Number of Large Print editions: 1

    US Thorndike Press/Chivers Press Hardback Edition

    Publication Date: November 2000

    ISBN: 0-7862-2870-9

    Dustjacket: No

    Special Notes: N/A


    'Never Dream of Dying' (UK)

    Never Dream of Dying (UK)

    Never Dream of Dying

    Number of Large Print editions: 2

    1 – UK Windsor/Chivers Press Hardback

    Publication Date: March 2002

    ISBN: 0-7540-1695-1

    Dustjacket: Yes

    Special Notes: N/A


    'Never Dream of Dying' (US)

    Never Dream of Dying (US)

    Never Dream of Dying

    Number of Large Print editions: 2

    2 – US G.K. Hall/Chivers Press Hardback

    Publication Date: November 2001

    ISBN: 0-7838-9624-7

    Dustjacket: Yes

    Special Notes: The US Large Print edition and regular US Putnam hardback edition have virtually identical cover artwork.


    'Die Another Day' (UK & US)

    Die Another Day (UK & US)

    Die Another Day

    Number of Large Print editions: 2

    1 – UK Windsor/Chivers Press Hardback

    Publication Date: July 2003

    ISBN: 0-7540-1928-4

    Dustjacket: No

    Special Notes: Both the UK and US Large Print editions of Die Another Day share the same cover artwork.


    'Die Another Day' (UK & US)

    Die Another Day (UK & US)

    Die Another Day

    Number of Large Print editions: 2

    2 – US G.K. Hall/Chivers Press Hardback

    Publication Date: March 2003

    ISBN: 0-7862-5117-4

    Dustjacket: No

    Special Notes: Both the UK and US Large Print editions of Die Another Day share the same cover artwork.


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    Devin Zydel @ 2009-03-15
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