Diamonds Are Forever | Taiwanese Pirate Edition

Diamonds Are Forever | Taiwanese Pirate Edition. Diamonds Are Forever.  Taiwanese Pirate Edition.
Diamonds Are Forever. Taiwanese Pirate Edition.
Diamonds Are Forever | Taiwanese Pirate Edition. Taiwanese pirate edition book
Taiwanese pirate edition book
Diamonds Are Forever | Taiwanese Pirate Edition. Diamonds Are Forever just jacket - looks more like Moonraker!
Diamonds Are Forever just jacket - looks more like Moonraker!
Diamonds Are Forever | Taiwanese Pirate Edition. Internally it is a copy of the Pan 16th printing.
Internally it is a copy of the Pan 16th printing.
Diamonds Are Forever | Taiwanese Pirate Edition. Different color bindings have been found
Different color bindings have been found

04. Diamonds Are Forever

Author : Ian Fleming
Publisher : Unknown
Format : Hardback
Series : Taiwanese Pirate editions
Edition : Pirate edition
Year : 1965 (first published with this artwork)
Country published : Taiwan
Artwork designer : Unknown

General Notes

​Part of the so called “Taiwanese Pirate” editions of the Fleming titles. These unofficial copies “borrow” the content and text from UK and US publications (Pan, Cape, Viking, NAL). The dust jacket artwork is a curious mix of elements stolen from the original books and locally designed artwork.

The exact date of publication is unknown as where books have publication dates they represent the books the content was copied from - 1965 is an approximate date for the series.

​Putting together a set of these pirate editions is not an easy task. They were cheap / disposable books in the first place and some of the dust jacket designs makes them difficult to tell apart from original books in adverts on ebay etc. If you have any books in this series not shown or variants of ones shown then please get in touch.


Editions and pricing variants found with this artwork

The jacket artwork is almost the same as the Cape edition of Moonraker. What Kenneth Lewis though of his artwork being “borrowed” is unknown. Internally the book is a copy of the Pan. Externally the book has been found with different color bindings (see photos).

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