Which of these 2 Shining editions would be more desirable?

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Which of these 2 Shining editions would be more desirable?

Post by chc214 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:47 am

Hello, I have 2 copies of The Shining and neither are first editions. I am wondering however which one would be more desirable to own. One is a book club edition which of course is smaller but has the wrap around artwork on the dust jacket. The other is a full size book but instead of the lions on the back that wrap around it is just simply green. I'm sure you know what I mean. I'm trying to make my collection as nice as possible for what I can currently find. Please let me know which one you would prefer in your collection. Thank you!



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Re: Which of these 2 Shining editions would be more desirabl

Post by chc214 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:54 am

I also want to add that the book club edition is rougher than the full size one with the green back. Thanks!

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Re: Which of these 2 Shining editions would be more desirabl

Post by jhanic » Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:59 am

Actually, it's up to your personal preference. Neither book has any real "collectible" value, so you'll have to decide which of the two you prefer, or, alternatively, keep both!

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Re: Which of these 2 Shining editions would be more desirabl

Post by chc214 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:10 pm

Thank you very much! I really appreciate it.

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Re: Which of these 2 Shining editions would be more desirabl

Post by jimimck » Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:15 pm

I agree with John in that neither have any real value, but I'd want the one that is the original smaller ize ove rthey other edition, even if just as a place holder until you maybe pick up a true first edition one day.

I have place holders of Carrie and Salem's lot that are the original small size, and I like how they look lined up on my shelf, showing how real ones should look...

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Re: Which of these 2 Shining editions would be more desirabl

Post by TheCollector » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:46 am

jimimck wrote:I agree with John in that neither have any real value, but I'd want the one that is the original smaller ize ove rthey other edition, even if just as a place holder until you maybe pick up a true first edition one day.

I have place holders of Carrie and Salem's lot that are the original small size, and I like how they look lined up on my shelf, showing how real ones should look...
I'd agree with that. Although neither are particularly collectible - keeping the one that has the same demensions as the 1st edition makes for a better placeholder than the larger sized one.

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