Ian Fleming's James Bond novels, the complete Great Pan 'Director' paperback series. Comprising: Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Moonraker, Diamonds Are Forever, From Russia With Love, Dr. No, Goldfinger.
London: Pan Books, 1959-1961. [Spy thrillers] COMPLETE AS ISSUED. Seven volumes [all that were issued in this series], octavo (16 x 10 x 9cm). A vintage set of the 'Great Pan' paperbacks with the multi-coloured 'banded' covers and inset head-and-shoulders portrait of James Bond. Each volume correctly priced at 2/6 (all UK copies- unpriced export issues were also produced). Early printings with Goldfinger being a first paperback edition. Used copies with some expected toning and general wear, joints rubbed. No owner names or inscriptions. Discreet ink number '10' to cover of 'Diamonds'. Very good overall. Increasingly difficult to assemble. These are unofficially referred to as the 'director' series, because the model for James Bond appearing on the banner was apparently Pan Books' managing director Ralph Vernon-Hunt. Item #62953
See Gilbert, Jon: Ian Fleming The Bibliography.