Different Seasons 1st edition trade or book club?

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Different Seasons 1st edition trade or book club?

Post by Kingfan » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:12 pm

Hello. I recently picked up a hardback Different Seasons without a dustjacket. Is there a way for me to tell if it is a trade vs a book club edition without the dust jacket? Thank you for your help.



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Re: Different Seasons 1st edition trade or book club?

Post by TheCollector » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:19 pm

Hello and thanks for the question. Here are the criteria for figuring out if you have a 1st edition:


Look for Viking's original Address on the copyright page and separately on the dustjacket. You should see 625 Madison Avenue on both.
Look for the words "First Published in 1982" on the copyright page
Look for the issue price of $16.95 on the dustjacket
The book size should be 9.5h x 6.25w (this is the same size as many 1st ed SK books published in the 80's, just slightly taller then the all the 1st edition dark tower books)
Boards should be blue in color, quarter bound in dark blue/navy

So, without the DJ price you can't be absolutely sure, but also I want to point out that the biggest part of the value of the book is in the DJ. Without it even a 1st edition copy would only be worth a few dollars.

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Re: Different Seasons 1st edition trade or book club?

Post by Kingfan » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:26 am

Thank you very much for the reply. That is very helpful. I will take a look and see what it is. Thanks!

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