From Russia With Love | Taiwanese Pirate Edition

From Russia With Love | Taiwanese Pirate Edition. From Russia With Love Taiwanese Pirate Edition
From Russia With Love Taiwanese Pirate Edition
From Russia With Love | Taiwanese Pirate Edition. Pirate edition book - red cloth
Pirate edition book - red cloth
From Russia With Love | Taiwanese Pirate Edition. Pirate edition book - blue cloth and different text on spine
Pirate edition book - blue cloth and different text on spine
From Russia With Love | Taiwanese Pirate Edition. From Russia With Love.  Pirate edition DW
From Russia With Love. Pirate edition DW

05. From Russia With Love

Author : Ian Fleming
Publisher : Unknown
Format : Hardback
Series : Taiwanese Pirate editions
Edition : Pirate edition
Year : 1965 (first published with this artwork)
Country published : UK
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 rather clean, simple artwork seems unique to this book. The book contents seem to be copied from the Cape hardback edition.

Red and blue versions of the book have been found with different text to the spine. Both appear to have the same dust jacket.

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