For Your Eyes Only | Taiwanese Pirate Edition

For Your Eyes Only | Taiwanese Pirate Edition. For Your Eyes Only.  Taiwanese Pirate Edition.
For Your Eyes Only. Taiwanese Pirate Edition.
For Your Eyes Only | Taiwanese Pirate Edition. FYEO.  Pirate edition book.  Blue - see text
FYEO. Pirate edition book. Blue - see text
For Your Eyes Only | Taiwanese Pirate Edition. FYEO.  Pirate edition book.  Red - see text
FYEO. Pirate edition book. Red - see text
For Your Eyes Only | Taiwanese Pirate Edition. Jacket is a copy of the US Viking edition
Jacket is a copy of the US Viking edition
For Your Eyes Only | Taiwanese Pirate Edition. Text is mostly a copy of US Viking edition
Text is mostly a copy of US Viking edition
For Your Eyes Only | Taiwanese Pirate Edition. Two versions have been found - see text
Two versions have been found - see text

08. For Your Eyes Only

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 : Richard Chopping

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

For Your Eyes Only is mostly a clone of the US Viking edition.

Two different versions have been found. The first has angled cuts to the flaps of the dust jacket and on the back panel most of the text is in red, the book is in blue cloth. The second has a square jacket, text on back mostly in black and the book has red cloth. Only the two copies shown have been examined so if you have a copy please get in touch.

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