John Gardner Bibliography

James Bond UK First Edition Books


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LICENCE RENEWED - JOHN GARDNER


Published in 1981 by Cape in London
Black cloth & gilt lettering
First Published 1981 verso title page
Dustwrapper priced at 6.50
Many jackets are unpriced
Cape also price clipped some & repriced via sticker at 6.95
FOR SPECIAL SERVICES - JOHN GARDNER

Published in 1982 by Cape in London
Black cloth & gilt lettering
First Published 1982 verso title page
Dust wrapper priced at 6.95
Again the majority of jackets appear unpriced
Or with Cape price stickers of 7.95 or 8.95
ICEBREAKER - JOHN GARDNER

Published in 1983 by Cape in London
Black cloth & gilt lettering
First Published 1983 verso title page
Dust wrapper priced at 7.50
ROLE OF HONOUR - JOHN GARDNER

Published in 1984 by Cape in London
Black cloth & gilt lettering
First Published 1984 verso title page
Dust wrapper priced at 7.95
NOBODY LIVES FOREVER - JOHN GARDNER

Published in 1986 by Cape in London
Black cloth & gilt lettering
First Published 1986 verso title page
Dust wrapper priced at 8.95
NO DEALS MR BOND - JOHN GARDNER

Published in 1987 by Cape in London
Black cloth & gilt lettering
First Published 1987 verso title page
Dust wrapper priced at 10.95
The scarcest of the Cape titles
SCORPIUS - JOHN GARDNER

Published in 1988 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Black cloth & gilt lettering
First printed 1988, bottom of copyright page
Dust wrapper priced at 10.95
WIN, LOSE OR DIE - JOHN GARDNER

Published in 1989 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue cloth & gilt lettering
First Published in Great Britian 1989 verso title page
Dust wrapper priced at 11.95
LICENCE TO KILL - JOHN GARDNER

Published in 1990 by The Armchair Detective Library
Black cloth & gilt lettering
Printers key on copyright page = 54321
Dust wrapper priced at 12.95 & $18.95
Please note all UK editions have a tipped in title page
This is due to the spelling of "Licence" in the uK
The 2nd rarest Gardner Bond title
The true UK 1st was the 1989 Hodder paperback edition
There was also a limited edition of 100 signed copies by the Armchair Detective Library
The sgn ltd appears in 3 states
1:Signed & Lettered - 26 copies - maroon binding, gilt lettering
2:Signed & numbered - 100 copies- maroon binding, gilt lettering
3:Signed with blue binding, silver lettering & no slip case - copy numbers unknown
All the limited editions have the US spelling of "License"
BROKENCLAW - JOHN GARDNER

Published in 1990 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Red cloth & gilt lettering
First Published in Great Britian 1990 verso title page
Dust wrapper priced at 12.95
THE MAN FROM BARBAROSSA

Released in 1992 by H&S in London
Black boards & gilt titles
First Published in Great Britian 1991 verso title page
Copyright Glidrose publications 1991
Dust jacket priced at 13.99
This title is less common than others around the period
Exact release date, according to a review slip, is 15th August
DEATH IS FOREVER - JOHN GARDNER

Published in 1992 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Black cloth & gilt lettering
First Published in Great Britian 1992 verso title page
Dust wrapper priced at 14.99
NEVER SEND FLOWERS - JOHN GARDNER

Published in 1993 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Black cloth & gilt lettering
First Published in Great Britian 1993 verso title page
Dustwrapper priced at 14.99
SEAFIRE - JOHN GARDNER

Released in 1994 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Black cloth & gilt lettering
Printers Key 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 verso title page
Dustcover priced at 16.99
The majority were remaindered in publisher price clipped jackets
It appears that remaindered copies were also sent abroad,
most of these were clipped with pinking scissors
Unclipped jackets are relatively scarce & fetch a premium
GOLDENEYE - JOHN GARDNER

Released in 1996 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Black cloth & gilt lettering
Printers Key 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 verso title page
Dust wrapper priced at 16.99
The true UK 1st was the 1995 Coronet paperback
Due to a dating discrepancy some people have suggested the book club precedes the Hodder Edition
This in incorrect, there is also a 3rd impression (clearly shown on printers key)
I have never seen a 2nd and believe Hodder considered the BCA edition as the 2nd
A very small print run of approx 600 copies
The majority going to public libraries
By far the scarcest title, even BCA & ex library copies command high prices
COLD

1996 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue cloth & gilt lettering
Printers Key 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 verso title page
Dust jacket priced at 16.99
The 3rd scarcest Gardner Bond title
Most copies appear to have gone to libraries & exported to the commonwealth
Many copies have a binding fault which gives even unread copies a slight lean to spine

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