Thunderball | Taiwanese Pirate Edition

Thunderball | Taiwanese Pirate Edition. Thunderball.  Taiwanese Pirate Edition
Thunderball. Taiwanese Pirate Edition
Thunderball | Taiwanese Pirate Edition. Pirate edition book
Pirate edition book
Thunderball | Taiwanese Pirate Edition. Thunderball.  Pirate edition.
Thunderball. Pirate edition.
Thunderball | Taiwanese Pirate Edition. Thunderball dust jacket - pirate edition
Thunderball dust jacket - pirate edition

09. Thunderball

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

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 dust jacket and text layout for Thunderball are copied from the Viking US hardback.

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