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Author:  AlexxKing69 [ Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Pet Sematary 1982 vs 1983?

Ive heard there's both a 1982 edition and a 1983 edition of the book, how would I know the difference? Mine says "First edition" on the bottom of the copyright page and has the Y38 code on page 374 (although only the Y is really noticable) can anyone give me more info about this?

Author:  jhanic [ Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Pet Sematary 1982 vs 1983?

The difference is in the verbiage on the back of the dust jacket. The first state has Tabby King's first novel (Small World) as 1982, while the second state is corrected to 1983. The books themselves are identical.

John

Author:  AlexxKing69 [ Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Pet Sematary 1982 vs 1983?

Thank you, and is there any worth difference between the two?

Author:  jhanic [ Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Pet Sematary 1982 vs 1983?

No, not really. The biggest problem with the Pet Semetary edition is that the dust jacket shows wear very easily and finding one in near mint condition is difficult.

John

Author:  AlexxKing69 [ Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Pet Sematary 1982 vs 1983?

Amazon has first editions with "Slight ware" for around $50

Author:  AlexxKing69 [ Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Pet Sematary 1982 vs 1983?

Alright, Im sorry to keep bugging but is it the Small World thing that it says on the back?
Mine says "Stephen King lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife Tabitha (author of the well-received fantasy novel Small World and, in 1982, of Caretakers) and their three children."

Author:  Mr. Rabbit Trick [ Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:03 pm ]
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AlexxKing69 wrote:
Alright, Im sorry to keep bugging but is it the Small World thing that it says on the back?
Mine says "Stephen King lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife Tabitha (author of the well-received fantasy novel Small World and, in 1982, of Caretakers) and their three children."


Yes. They got the date wrong, and corrected it at the second printing.

Author:  AlexxKing69 [ Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:52 pm ]
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So I have the first state?

Author:  jhanic [ Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Pet Sematary 1982 vs 1983?

Yep!

John

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