UK First Editions - standard pricing

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UK First Editions - standard pricing

Post by millertek » Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:15 pm

I have some UK 1st editions a friend wants to aquire - how does one price these? I know this website prices US 1st editions with a standard pricing - should I just add $10 or $20 for UK 1st editions?



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Re: UK First Editions - standard pricing

Post by jhanic » Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:16 am

It depends on which first editions you have. Some of the UK firsts are fairly scarce, so that's the main factor. Also, condition is important as usual.

I would not recommend simply adding a set amount to the retail price. This is true only in the case of King's more recent books, which, in the US, have immense printruns (over 1 million copies, usually!)

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Re: UK First Editions - standard pricing

Post by TheCollector » Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:09 am

List the books here and we'll try to get them priced for you.

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Re: UK First Editions - standard pricing

Post by millertek » Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:58 pm

Thanks - I really appreciate it -
They are all Brodart protected and in excellent condition:
UK First Editions -

Misery
IT
The Dark Half
The Tommy Knockers
Four Past Midnight
On Writing

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Re: UK First Editions - standard pricing

Post by RIC » Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:47 pm

You may want to try Betts Books online for exapmles of retail. i.e. Misery is $50.00 retail. Good Luck

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Re: UK First Editions - standard pricing

Post by e_taylor » Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:14 am

Bett's is a little high in this regard.

I would say:

$10 - The Dark Half, On Writing

$20 - Tommyknockers, Four Past Midnight, Misery

$30 - It

But even that is heavily dependent on condition, as well as if the jackets are priced or the blank export ones.

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Re: UK First Editions - standard pricing

Post by SkippyD023 » Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:01 pm

I have a related question regarding UK firsts. I don't know much about UK editions of King's books and I ran across a copy of Pet Sematary and was wondering how you can tell if it is a first edition and if it is a first edition what it is worth. Both the book and DJ are in fine condition.

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Re: UK First Editions - standard pricing

Post by Mr. Rabbit Trick » Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:32 am

SkippyD023 wrote:I have a related question regarding UK firsts. I don't know much about UK editions of King's books and I ran across a copy of Pet Sematary and was wondering how you can tell if it is a first edition and if it is a first edition what it is worth. Both the book and DJ are in fine condition.
The first Hodder & Stoughton edition should state on the copyroght page:
Copyright 1983 by Stephen King. And have no other dates or reprints.
The jacket price is £8.95 and that's what it is still worth.

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