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Carrie 1st edition

Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:29 pm
by PailOfPigBlood
My question is. I have first edition first print Carrie and on the inside of the cover is a stamp that says "With complimants of doubleday & company Inc". The book is in fine condition. What is the story behind the stamp? I have never seen one of these or a Carrie with one. Does it devalue the book? Thank you in advance for any information on the stamp.

Re: Carrie 1st edition

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:20 am
by ur2ndbiggestfan
I'm sure Jhanic can give you a better answer, but it is a book Doubleday gave to a reviewer or maybe someone who happened to be visiting the office. I have a similar 1st/1st of LORD OF LIGHT by Roger Zelazny stamped FROM THE DOUBLEDAY LIBRARY. I think it DOES devalue the book, but probably not by much, especially CARRIE, which is a highly sought after book.

Re: Carrie 1st edition

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:59 pm
by Mr. Rabbit Trick
There are a few collectors who collect "Review Copies" of King books, but not many. If you had the red card which goes with this, your book would be worth considerably more.

Re: Carrie 1st edition

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:28 am
by jhanic
I agree. I'm one of those who collect the Review Copies, but I'd like to have one with the publisher's note.