On Her Majesty’s Secret Service | Taiwanese Pirate Edition

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service | Taiwanese Pirate Edition. On Her Majesty's Secret Service pirate edition
On Her Majesty's Secret Service pirate edition
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service | Taiwanese Pirate Edition. Pirate edition book
Pirate edition book
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service | Taiwanese Pirate Edition. OHMSS pirate edition with red binding
OHMSS pirate edition with red binding
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service | Taiwanese Pirate Edition. Dust jacket from pirate edition
Dust jacket from pirate edition
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service | Taiwanese Pirate Edition. Two different jacket variants. The most obvious difference is the size of text on the spine.
Two different jacket variants. The most obvious difference is the size of text on the spine.

11. On Her Majesty's Secret Service

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

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

​Both the text and jacket appear to be copied from the NAL US hardback edition.

There appear to be two slightly different versions of the dust jacket, one has larger text / logo on the spine (left in the 5th photo). The book itself has been found with maroon, green and also blue cloth.

It is not known if these different versions were produced by the same or different companies.

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