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  1. Collecting 007: John Gardner's James Bond In Large Print (4)

    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 4

    Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4


    'Never Send Flowers' (UK)

    Never Send Flowers (UK)

    Never Send Flowers

    Number of Large Print editions: 4

    1 – UK Chivers Press/Windsor Hardback

    Publication Date: April 1994

    ISBN: 0-7451-7661-5

    Dustjacket: Yes

    Special Notes: The hardback edition of Never Send Flowers was published in the UK and US by Chivers Press/Windsor and Curley Publishing/Eagle, respectively. Both editions share the same cover artwork.


    'Never Send Flowers' (UK)

    Never Send Flowers (UK)

    Never Send Flowers

    Number of Large Print editions: 4

    2 – UK Chivers Press/Paragon Paperback

    Publication Date: November 1996

    ISBN: 0-7451-3547-1

    Dustjacket: No

    Special Notes: The paperback edition of Never Send Flowers was published in the UK and US by Chivers Press/Paragon and Curley Publishing/Paragon, respectively. Both editions share the same cover artwork.


    'Never Send Flowers' (US)

    Never Send Flowers (US)

    Never Send Flowers

    Number of Large Print editions: 4

    3 – US Curley Publishing/Eagle Hardback

    Publication Date: April 1994

    ISBN: 0-7927-1950-6

    Dustjacket: Yes

    Special Notes: The hardback edition of Never Send Flowers was published in the UK and US by Chivers Press/Windsor and Curley Publishing/Eagle, respectively. Both editions share the same cover artwork.


    'Never Send Flowers' (US)

    Never Send Flowers (US)

    Never Send Flowers

    Number of Large Print editions: 4

    4 – US Curley Publishing/Paragon Paperback

    Publication Date: November 1994

    ISBN: 0-7927-1924-7

    Dustjacket: No

    Special Notes: The paperback edition of Never Send Flowers was published in the UK and US by Chivers Press/Paragon and Curley Publishing/Paragon, respectively. Both editions share the same cover artwork.


    'SeaFire' (UK)

    SeaFire (UK)

    SeaFire

    Number of Large Print editions: 3

    1 – UK Chivers Press/Windsor Hardback

    Publication Date: January 1996

    ISBN: 0-7451-3197-2

    Dustjacket: Yes

    Special Notes: N/A


    'SeaFire' (UK)

    SeaFire (UK)

    SeaFire

    Number of Large Print editions: 3

    2 – UK Chivers Press Paperback

    Publication Date: August 1996

    ISBN: 0-7451-4722-4

    Dustjacket: No

    Special Notes: The paperback edition of SeaFire was published in the UK and US by Chivers Press and Thorndike Press, respectively. Both editions share the same cover artwork.


    'SeaFire' (US)

    SeaFire (US)

    SeaFire

    Number of Large Print editions: 3

    3 – US Thorndike Press Paperback

    Publication Date: January 1996

    ISBN: 0-7862-0411-7

    Dustjacket: No

    Special Notes: The paperback edition of SeaFire was published in the UK and US by Chivers Press and Thorndike Press, respectively. Both editions share the same cover artwork.


    'GoldenEye' (UK)

    GoldenEye (UK)

    GoldenEye

    Number of Large Print editions: 1

    1 – UK ISIS Hardback

    Publication Date: December 1996

    ISBN: 0-7531-5190-1

    Dustjacket: No

    Special Notes: In addition to the UK ISIS Large Print hardback edition, GoldenEye was simultaneously published in Australia by Bolinda Press/ALPAV with the same cover artwork (ISBN: 1-86340-656-5).


    'COLD' (UK)

    COLD (UK)

    COLD

    Number of Large Print editions: 1

    1 – UK ISIS/Compass Press Hardback

    Publication Date: January 1997

    ISBN: 0-7531-5189-8

    Dustjacket: No

    Special Notes: In addition to the UK ISIS/Compass Press Large Print hardback edition, COLD was simultaneously published in Australia by ALPAV with the same cover artwork (ISBN: 1-86340-657-3).


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