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  1. Collecting 007: John Gardner's James Bond In Large Print (3)

    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.

    John Gardner

    John Gardner

    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 3

    Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4


    'Brokenclaw' (US)

    Brokenclaw (US)

    Brokenclaw

    Number of Large Print editions: 2

    1 – US Curley Publishing Hardback

    Publication Date: August 1991

    ISBN: 0-7927-0935-7

    Dustjacket: No

    Special Notes: The Curley Publishing hardback and paperback editions of Brokenclaw share the same cover artwork.


    'Brokenclaw' (US)

    Brokenclaw (US)

    Brokenclaw

    Number of Large Print editions: 2

    2 – US Curley Publishing Paperback

    Publication Date: October 1987

    ISBN: 0-7927-0936-5

    Dustjacket: No

    Special Notes: The Curley Publishing hardback and paperback editions of Brokenclaw share the same cover artwork.


    'The Man From Barbarossa' (UK)

    The Man From Barbarossa (UK)

    The Man From Barbarossa

    Number of Large Print editions: 4

    1 – UK Chivers Press/Windsor Hardback

    Publication Date: February 1993

    ISBN: 0-7451-7478-7

    Dustjacket: Yes

    Special Notes: The hardback edition of The Man From Barbarossa was published in the UK and US by Chivers Press/Windsor and Curley Publishing/Eagle, respectively. Both editions share the same cover artwork.


    'The Man From Barbarossa' (UK)

    The Man From Barbarossa (UK)

    The Man From Barbarossa

    Number of Large Print editions: 4

    2 – UK Chivers Press/Paragon Paperback

    Publication Date: October 1993

    ISBN: 0-7451-3410-6

    Dustjacket: No

    Special Notes: The paperback edition of The Man From Barbarossa was published in the UK and US by Chivers Press/Paragon and Curley Publishing/Paragon, respectively. Both editions share the same cover artwork.


    'The Man From Barbarossa' (US)

    The Man From Barbarossa (US)

    The Man From Barbarossa

    Number of Large Print editions: 4

    3 – US Curley Publishing/Eagle Hardback

    Publication Date: August 1992

    ISBN: 0-7927-1351-6

    Dustjacket: Yes

    Special Notes: The hardback edition of The Man From Barbarossa was published in the UK and US by Chivers Press/Windsor and Curley Publishing/Eagle, respectively. Both editions share the same cover artwork.


    'The Man From Barbarossa' (US)

    The Man From Barbarossa (US)

    The Man From Barbarossa

    Number of Large Print editions: 4

    4 – US Curley Publishing/Paragon Paperback

    Publication Date: October 1992

    ISBN: 0-7927-1350-8

    Dustjacket: No

    Special Notes: The paperback edition of The Man From Barbarossa was published in the UK and US by Chivers Press/Paragon and Curley Publishing/Paragon, respectively. Both editions share the same cover artwork.


    'Death is Forever' (UK)

    Death is Forever (UK)

    Death is Forever

    Number of Large Print editions: 4

    1 – UK Chivers Press/Windsor Hardback

    Publication Date: October 1993

    ISBN: 0-7451-7601-1

    Dustjacket: Yes

    Special Notes: The hardback edition of Death is Forever was published in the UK and US by Chivers Press/Windsor and Curley Publishing/Eagle, respectively. Both editions share the same cover artwork.


    'Death is Forever' (UK)

    Death is Forever (UK)

    Death is Forever

    Number of Large Print editions: 4

    2 – UK Chivers Press/Paragon Paperback

    Publication Date: June 1994

    ISBN: 0-7451-3492-0

    Dustjacket: No

    Special Notes: The paperback edition of Death is Forever was published in the UK and US by Chivers Press/Paragon and Curley Publishing/Paragon, respectively. Both editions share the same cover artwork.


    'Death is Forever' (US)

    Death is Forever (US)

    Death is Forever

    Number of Large Print editions: 4

    3 – US Curley Publishing/Eagle Hardback

    Publication Date: October 1993

    ISBN: 0-7927-1751-1

    Dustjacket: Yes

    Special Notes: The hardback edition of Death is Forever was published in the UK and US by Chivers Press/Windsor and Curley Publishing/Eagle, respectively. Both editions share the same cover artwork.


    'Death is Forever' (US)

    Death is Forever (US)

    Death is Forever

    Number of Large Print editions: 4

    4 – US Curley Publishing/Paragon Paperback

    Publication Date: May 1994

    ISBN: 0-7927-1750-3

    Dustjacket: No

    Special Notes: The paperback edition of Death is Forever was published in the UK and US by Chivers Press/Paragon and Curley Publishing/Paragon, respectively. Both editions share the same cover artwork.


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