Under the Dome

1st editions, book club, etc... find the answers here
Post Reply
GeorgeWBiscuit
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:18 am
Karma: 0

Under the Dome

Post by GeorgeWBiscuit » Tue May 12, 2015 3:45 pm

So, the website here says it's worth $19 first edition. I have what I believe to be one of the collector's editions and I think the number line shows it is a first edition as well. This is the one that has the belly band on it, with the illustrated character cards with it.

From seeing a Barnes and Noble website, it looks like someone is selling it for $5. Which is crazy. BUT.....it says this edition was limited to 25,000 copies.

Any ideas on this one? Future value maybe? I've read it, it was my first King book and I didn't enjoy it as much as 11/22/1963. Don't know if this will be considered one of his classics or not.



jhanic
Moderator
Posts: 1340
Joined: Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:08 pm
Karma: 0
Location: Cleveland, Ohio

Re: Under the Dome

Post by jhanic » Wed May 13, 2015 7:06 am

It appears that you have what was termed the "Collector's Edition". There were 25,000 copies of this done. The "regular" first edition had about 925,000 copies done, which is what Tomas was referencing. I'd put the value for the Collector's Edition at about $100 in NM condition.

I doubt that Under the Dome will ever be classified as one of King's classics. It is not one of my favorites.

John

User avatar
jimimck
Posts: 459
Joined: Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:43 am
Karma: 0
Location: New Zealand

Re: Under the Dome

Post by jimimck » Wed May 13, 2015 12:58 pm

That "collectors" edition of UTD can usually be found very cheaply. 25000 copies is a LOT for a limited edition, and I purchased mine for $25. I remember seeing one seller a couple of years back who had 10 copies on eBay, for $6 each as he just wanted them gone.

ajw2910
Posts: 46
Joined: Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:01 pm
Karma: 0

Re: Under the Dome

Post by ajw2910 » Thu May 14, 2015 5:50 am

Is this collectors edition you are referring to the signed edition?

ajw2910
Posts: 46
Joined: Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:01 pm
Karma: 0

Re: Under the Dome

Post by ajw2910 » Thu May 14, 2015 5:52 am

Never mind, just read the descriptions on the limiteds page and see that there were only 1500 of the signed.

User avatar
jimimck
Posts: 459
Joined: Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:43 am
Karma: 0
Location: New Zealand

Re: Under the Dome

Post by jimimck » Sun May 17, 2015 5:20 pm

Here is an eBay auction currently sitting at $20.

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 1694865177

Post Reply