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Here are the James Bond date of first edition and a description of the cover.

Casino Royale 1953

Nine hearts; the central heart has a wreath round it.

Live and Let Die 1954

The words "Live and Let Die" in yellow on red.


An artistic representaion of fire, using red and yellow lines.

Diamonds are Forever 1956

Cleavage of a woman with pink lips, also has a diamond necklace. The words "Ian Fleming" is displayed vertically.

From Russia with Love 1957

A gun and a rose. The writing is done in a stencilled style.

Dr No 1958

A charcoal picture of a girl, displayed in a cave. The words 'Dr No' are in white chalk.


A skull holding a rose in its mouth.

For Your Eyes Only 1960

An eye looking through an eyehole. The words 'Ian Fleming' are in script, in a nameplate.

Thunderball 1961

A skeletal hand throws down his cards-including the Queen of diamonds. A knife is jammed into the table.

The Spy Who Loved Me 1962

"The Spy Who Loved Me" is in script. There is a knife in the piece of paper. There is also a carnation.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service 1963

An artist creates a Coat of Arms

You Only Live Twice 1964

A frog and a carnation.

The Man with the Golden Gun 1965

The back of a gun, two flies, and some bullets.

Octopussy and the Living Daylights 1966

A shell covered in flies and an exotic looking fish.

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