Moonraker | Taiwanese Pirate Edition 2

Moonraker | Taiwanese Pirate Edition 2. Moonraker. Taiwanese pirate edition.  Artwork based on Pan paperback.
Moonraker. Taiwanese pirate edition. Artwork based on Pan paperback.
Moonraker | Taiwanese Pirate Edition 2. Moonraker. Pirate edition, green cloth.  Internally a copy of Pan 14th printing 1963
Moonraker. Pirate edition, green cloth. Internally a copy of Pan 14th printing 1963
Moonraker | Taiwanese Pirate Edition 2. The bottom part of the front cover and top of the rear are copied from the Pan paperback
The bottom part of the front cover and top of the rear are copied from the Pan paperback

03. Moonraker

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

General Notes

Part of the so called “Taiwanese Pirate” series 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 dust jacket shown is based on the Pan paperback design. Internally the book is a copy of the Pan 14th paperback printing.

See also Moonraker Taiwanese Pirate Edition for a different version with a similar dust jacket but with different book (red binding, contents are a copy of the Cape edition)

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