Win a rare James Bond first edition from Bayliss Rare Books


One Times+ member has the chance to get their hands on a rare first edition of Ian Fleming’s Diamonds are Forever from 1956 worth £8000.

To mark 60 years of the James Bond movie franchise, we have partnered with Bayliss Rare Books to offer one lucky Times+ member the opportunity to win an incredibly rare first edition of Ian Fleming’s classic Diamonds are Forever worth £8,000.

This iconic first edition of Diamonds are Forever is in incredible condition, perfect for a new or avid collector. It is the fourth title in the highly collectible Bond series and contains the first mention of 'Spectre'.

Renowned experts in their field, Bayliss Rare Books deal in only the most iconic of books, ranging from the full James Bond collection to highly sought-after contemporary classics such as signed Harry Potter first editions. Founded during the pandemic, they are the next generation of dealer, bringing the excitement of book collecting to a wider audience.

They are also offering Times+ members an exclusive 15 per cent discount across the site using the code TIMES22. If there are any works that you are looking for that are not featured, then do get in touch with the team as their website is a curated collection and not all of their stock is online.

To enter, all you need to do is click on 'Enter' on this page. 

Please note, you will need to be logged in to enter this competition.

  • This competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom only aged 18 or over, except employees of Bayliss Rare Books including their families and business partners (including influencers/bloggers/businesses that have worked with Bayliss Rare Books both paid and unpaid) and employees of the "Promoter", News Corp UK & Ireland Limited, and their associated, affiliated or subsidiary companies, their families, agents or any other person(s) connected with the competition, including third party promotional partners.
  • This competition is only open to The Times Subscribers.
  • Entry must be made by one individual entrant. No group or organisation entries. Bulk, automatically generated or third party entries are void.
  • One winner will be chosen at random by the Promoter. Winners may be required to submit valid identification before receiving their prize.
  • Competition closes at 23:59 GMT on Friday, June 10, 2022 (the “Closing Date”). Entries received after the Closing Date will not be counted.
  • To enter you must click ‘Enter’ button. Entry is free. Entry is available Nationwide.
  • There is one prize, a rare first edition of Ian Fleming’s Diamonds are Forever from 1956 worth £8000. Prize value is subject to valuation. 
  • The prize is not transferable and no cash alternatives are available. The prize will be sent on a signed for, first class delivery service by Bayliss Rare Books within 10 days of the Promoter providing details of the winning entrant (unless prize is not immediately available). Full terms & conditions of Bayliss Rare Books here.
  • Winners will be notified by email or using the other contact details provided by the winner within seven days after the Closing Date. All reasonable endeavours will be made to contact the winner during the specified time. If a winner cannot be contacted or is not available, the Promoter reserves the right to re-draw another winner from the valid/correct entries that were received before the Closing Date.
  • In addition, use the code TIMES22 at the checkout to get 15 per cent off their collection or contact them directly.
  • Uses of personal data received by the Promoter in the course of the promotion are subject to the privacy policy found on the Promoter’s website (the “Website”), which can be found here. 
  • General terms and conditions held by the Promoter apply and by entering, all eligible entrants agree to abide by each and all these terms and conditions. Misrepresentative or fraudulent entries will invalidate an entry. Where a competition involves a voting process: offering or receiving any incentive for voting is not permitted and will invalidate the vote, and may disqualify the recipient of the vote. The Promoter reserves the right, with or without cause, to exclude entrants and withhold prizes for violating any of these terms and conditions. The Promoter reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions. Any amendments will be published on the Website.
  • Entrants will retain copyright in their submitted entries, however, by entering, all entrants licence the Promoter a worldwide royalty-free perpetual licence to edit, publish and use each entry in any and all media (including print and online) for publicity and news purposes during this and future promotions by the Promoter or any associated or subsidiary company of News Corp UK & Ireland Limited.
  • The Promoter reserves the right to publish entries (including parts of entries) although publication does not necessarily mean the entrant has won a prize. Completion and submission of a registration slip or e-mail will be deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  • The Promoter will not be liable for technical, hardware, or software failures of any kind or lost or unavailable network connections that may limit or prohibit an eligible entrant's ability to participate in the competition. Other than death or personal injury arising from the acts or omissions of the Promoter or its employees, the Promoter will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of the winner’s (or their guest’s) enjoyment of the prize.
  • The Promoter reserves the right at any time to cancel, modify or supersede the competition (including altering prizes) if, in our sole discretion, a competition is not capable of being conducted as specified. The Promoter reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal value in the event that circumstances beyond their control make this unavoidable.