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Author:  millertek [ Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Bachman Books US first Edition - please put on website

I'd be interested to see what info you could post about that US 1st edition...

It's stats are similar to Thinner - however it;s rarer and I'd like to get your pricing opinion on it...

thanks,

steve

Author:  jhanic [ Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:19 am ]
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It would not be unheard of for the US hardcover first of The Bachman Books to easily go for more than $200 in fine condition. There were only 15,000 hardcover copies printed (and they printed the trade paperback at the same time, so those sold more quickly).

John

Author:  millertek [ Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:00 pm ]
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Thank you -
It's a hardcover, with the price on the DJ, and full number line, in excellent condition - similar to stats for Thinner.
I was also thinking between $100 & $200

Author:  TheCollector [ Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:19 pm ]
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Well, I didn't include it because it's realy a reprint of previous stories not it's own edition. I suppose I could, but there are other omibus type editions out there, should I include those? Or perhaps make a page where I lump those types of editions together?

Author:  Randall Flagg [ Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:51 pm ]
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jhanic wrote:
It would not be unheard of for the US hardcover first of The Bachman Books to easily go for more than $200 in fine condition. There were only 15,000 hardcover copies printed (and they printed the trade paperback at the same time, so those sold more quickly).

John


Very eeeenteresting... I was fuzzy on the print run for that one. I own a 1st ed HC of this book, but have always lusted over the original paperbacks.

I found this book (plus a 1st edition cpoy of The Shining) at a local used book exchange in Gainesville, Georgia. I do a lot of 'Horse Trading' in books. My girlfriend is a librarian and she gives away discarded inventory to thrift stores and such. If they are unmarked, those can be exchanged for store credit at local used book stores. I also hit estate and garage sales. Anyhow, I was dropping off a huge box of trashy romance novels at the book exchange and noticed both of them sitting on a shelf behind the counter. I asked the clerk why they were kept back there instead of with the other store inventory and she said they cost more. When I asked to have a look at them I noticed they were drastically more expensive than the rest of the "regular" stock on the shelves. In fact, they were near double - a whole ten dollars apiece! Twenty dollars has never flown from my wallet so quickly and I walked out of the store looking like I had stolen something. I kept thinking the clerk was going to stop me and want them back before I could pull my car out of the parking lot.

Author:  jhanic [ Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:43 pm ]
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A great buy! Those kind of things happen occasionally, but not too often. Congratulations!

Right after the Blaze proofs were being distributed, I found one of the manuscript proofs on ABE for $30! I sold it not long after for $300 (I already had that one.)

Just a matter of being in the right place (or looking in the right place) at the right time!

John

Author:  brownt2707 [ Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:39 pm ]
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So does the Bachman Books numberline start with a 1? I was told the first edition should be 2-9? I would like to buy a copy and want to know what true first edition numberline I should look for?

Author:  Mr. Rabbit Trick [ Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:24 am ]
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No, it should have a full numberline:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 on Copyright Page

Author:  jhanic [ Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Bachman Books US first Edition - please put on website

The only King trade edition first printing with a number line starting with a "2" is Black House. All the other trades, if they have a number line, start with "1".

John

Author:  adolfainsley8 [ Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:19 pm ]
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The Bachman Books to easily go for more than $200 in fine condition. There were only 15,000 hardcover copies printed (and they printed the trade paperback at the same time, so those sold more quickly).???

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