Pan | Painted Series | Diamonds Are Forever X235

Pan | Painted Series | Diamonds Are Forever X235. This artwork with X235 to the cover was used on the 10th, 11th & 12th printings
This artwork with X235 to the cover was used on the 10th, 11th & 12th printings

04. Diamonds Are Forever

Author : Ian Fleming
Publisher : Pan / Great Pan
Format : Paperback
Series :
Edition : 10th through 12th
Year : 1963 (first published with this artwork)
Country published : UK
Artwork designer : Pat Owen

General Notes

Pan made a mistake when the red band of the earlier “directors” editions was swapped for the yellow 007 band. If you look just above the left hand side of the yellow band you can see the cut off top of Ralph Vernon-Hunts head.


Editions and pricing variants found with this artwork

​10th printing 1963 with X235 to spine. Copies have been found unpriced and with 3’6 printed to the front cover. One copy has also been found with the earlier G101 cover priced at 2/6.

11th printing 1963 with X235 to spine. Copies have been found with

12th printing 1963 with X235 to spine. Copies have been found with 3’6 printed to the front cover

The 12th printing is more commonly found with the Diamond “Hawkey” cover. 12th printings with this artwork probably used up a few spare covers left over from earlier printings.

Note the artwork for the 7th through 9th printing is visually similar but has G101 to spine and GREAT PAN to front.

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