Topic: Pan Books binding query.
I have a question for fellow James Bond Pan Books nerds!
Most books that I've come across seem to be glued directly onto the card cover but a few in my collection have an additional paper and/or fine mesh strip which (I assume) holds the pages together before being attached to the cover.
I initially thought the books had been repaired and they wouldn't have had this origianlly but now I'm starting to have second thoughts.
Could any fellow collectors shed any light on this? Do your copies also have these additional strips?
I've posted some examples below.
Casio Royale - 1955 (1st printing):
Diamonds are Forever - 1958 (1st printing):
Dr. No - 1960 (1st printing):
Thanks in advance,