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Canadian Printing of X653

X653 as all Bond/PAN fans know is “The Spy Who Loved Me” and up to now I’ve only seen English printings so I was pleased to find a 1967 Canadian printing by Ronalds-Federated Limited (which appears to still be in business based in Montreal) and published by PAN Books Ltd, 100 Lesmills Road, Don Mills, ON. Thanks to Google I’ve located the address which is now occupied by OPSEU: Ontario Public Service Employees Union and I’ve emailed them to see if they know anything of the history of the premises so watch this space.
STOP PRESS Just heard from OPSEU. An older building on their site was demolished and rebuilt in 1991 when the basement was also filled in. They are intrigued to hear of its link with PAN and have promised to investigate further.
opseuWhile looking up Don Mills I thought the name was familiar and searched out my Coronet 1985 copy of “Role Of Honour” printed by General Publishing which appears to be at 30, Lesmills Road, Don Mills, ON. Was this an area where publishers tended to congregate?


  • stuart radmore says:

    Beneath the pic of The Spy Who Loved Me, it states “Cover after design by Richard Hawkey”.

    Should that not be Raymond Hawkey?


    January 7, 2013 at 10:33 pm
    • tikitnet says:

      Thanks for spotting that Stuart, I’ll have to check all the others of that edition. I remember changing the caption after being contacted by the author of Hawkeys obituary to point out that they were not all by Hawkey hence adding ‘after design’

      January 8, 2013 at 8:35 am

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