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  1. Collecting 007: John Gardner's James Bond In Large Print (1)

    For 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.

    Following up our Raymond Benson collecting guide, CommanderBond.net now continues with the James Bond novels written by author John Gardner from 1981 to 1996. 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.

    All of the James Bond novels and novelizations written by John Gardner have been released in the Large Print format with the exception of 1989’s Licence To Kill.

    Collecting 007
    John Gardner’s James Bond In Large Print
    PART 1

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    John Gardner

    John Gardner

    Licence Renewed

    Number of Large Print editions: 4

    1 – UK Chivers Press/New Portway Hardback

    Publication Date: September 1982

    ISBN: 0-85119-183-5

    Dustjacket: Yes

    Special Notes: N/A


    'Licence Renewed' (UK)

    Licence Renewed (UK)

    Licence Renewed

    Number of Large Print editions: 4

    2 – UK ISIS/Compass Press Hardback

    Publication Date: November 1997

    ISBN: 0-7531-5803-5

    Dustjacket: No

    Special Notes: Simultaneously published in Australia by Australian Large Print Audio and Video Pty Ltd. (ALPAV).


    'Licence Renewed' (UK)

    Licence Renewed (UK)

    Licence Renewed

    Number of Large Print editions: 4

    3 – UK ISIS/Compass Press Paperback

    Publication Date: February 2000

    ISBN: 0-7531-6217-2

    Dustjacket: No

    Special Notes: Simultaneously published in Australia by Australian Large Print Audio and Video Pty Ltd. (ALPAV).


    'Licence Renewed' (US)

    Licence Renewed (US)

    Licence Renewed

    Number of Large Print editions: 4

    4 – US G.K. Hall Hardback

    Publication Date: January 1982

    ISBN: 0-8161-3326-3

    Dustjacket: Yes

    Special Notes: N/A


    'For Special Services' (UK)

    For Special Services (UK)

    For Special Services

    Number of Large Print editions: 2

    1 – UK Chivers Press/New Portway Hardback

    Publication Date: May 1983

    ISBN: 0-85119-217-3

    Dustjacket: Yes

    Special Notes: N/A


    'For Special Services' (US)

    For Special Services (US)

    For Special Services

    Number of Large Print editions: 2

    2 – US G.K. Hall Hardback

    Publication Date: January 1983

    ISBN: 0-8161-3477-4

    Dustjacket: Yes

    Special Notes: N/A


    'Icebreaker' (UK)

    Icebreaker (UK)

    Icebreaker

    Number of Large Print editions: 2

    1 – UK ISIS Large Print Books Hardback

    Publication Date: October 1987

    ISBN: 1-8508-9204-0

    Dustjacket: No

    Special Notes: The Large Print edition of Icebreaker was simultaneously published in the UK and US with the same cover artwork by ISIS and Landmark Books, respectively.


    'Icebreaker' (US)

    Icebreaker (US)

    Icebreaker

    Number of Large Print editions: 2

    2 – US Landmark Books Hardback

    Publication Date: November 1987

    ISBN: 1-55736-064-2

    Dustjacket: No

    Special Notes: The Large Print edition of Icebreaker was simultaneously published in the UK and US with the same cover artwork by ISIS and Landmark Books, respectively.


    'Role of Honor' (US)

    Role of Honor (US)

    Role of Honour

    Number of Large Print editions: 1

    1 – US G.K. Hall Hardback

    Publication Date: May 1985

    ISBN: 0-8161-3850-8

    Dustjacket: Yes

    Special Notes: As this was a US-only release, this particular edition uses the Role of Honor title spelling.


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