Pan | Painted Series | Dr No 4th (G335)

Pan | Painted Series | Dr No 4th (G335). This artwork with the blue band was only used on the 4th printing
This artwork with the blue band was only used on the 4th printing

06. Dr. No

Author : Ian Fleming
Publisher : Pan / Great Pan
Format : Paperback
Series :
Edition : 4th printing
Year : 1961 (first published with this artwork)
Country published : UK

General Notes

The green band at the bottom of the cover shows Ralph Vernon-Hunt as Bond. These editions are known as the “Directors” covers as Vernon-Hunt was the managing director of Pan books at the time. As well as being a model for Bond and MD of Pan books, Vernon-Hunt was a WW2 fighter ace. Casino Royale, Moonraker, Live and Let Die, Diamonds are Forever, From Russia with Love, Dr No and Goldfinger were all issued with different coloured bands showing Vernon-Hunt. Getting a complete set of these is not easy with Dr No perhaps the most difficult to find.

Editions and pricing variants found with this artwork

The following editions / pricing variants have been found in our collections:

4th printing 1961 with Pan G335 to spine. Copies found:

Collectors notes

The 4th printing with the blue band and 5th with the yellow can be difficult to find. Possibly this is because there was only one printing with each design before the very popular movie tie in cover was released in 1962.

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