Black House first edition question

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Black House first edition question

Post by Crazyjake777 » Sat May 05, 2012 11:56 pm

I just got back from the book fair and I found a nice copy of Black House which I believed to be a first edition. As I examined the copyright page however, I noticed that me two letter code bellow "First Trade Edition" is different than any photos I have seen online. My two letter code is "DC" I have no clue what this code means. On every other picture it is "DH" Does this mean its a different edition? Much Thanks.

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Re: Black House first edition question

Post by jhanic » Sun May 06, 2012 3:35 am

It means that it's a different printer. If I remember correctly, there were three different printers involved.

If your book has a number line that starts with a 2, it's a first edition, first printing.

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Re: Black House first edition question

Post by Crazyjake777 » Sun May 06, 2012 9:14 am

Ok. Much thanks. : )

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Re: Black House first edition question

Post by Mr. Rabbit Trick » Sun May 06, 2012 2:39 pm

John is 1000% correct on this.

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Re: Black House first edition question

Post by ur2ndbiggestfan » Sun May 06, 2012 2:41 pm

Mine also states DH. What are the third initials?

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Re: Black House first edition question

Post by jimimck » Sun May 06, 2012 3:32 pm

I just checked my book, and noted that while the book has all the first edition criteria, there is no proce on the dust jacket.

Guess this means I have an international export copy?
Another 1st edition to add to the want list...

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Re: Black House first edition question

Post by RIC » Sun May 06, 2012 3:45 pm

My has a single letter "Q".

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Re: Black House first edition question

Post by Crazyjake777 » Sun May 06, 2012 4:30 pm

Anyone know what these abbreviations stand for? Like what does DC mean compared to DH.

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Re: Black House first edition question

Post by jhanic » Sun May 06, 2012 4:42 pm

jimimck wrote:I just checked my book, and noted that while the book has all the first edition criteria, there is no proce on the dust jacket.

Guess this means I have an international export copy?
Another 1st edition to add to the want list...
Jimimck, if the lettering on the spine is gold, that means you have a book club edition. Strangely, the two are identical (except for the lack of the price on the dust jacket) except the true trade edition has silver lettering. I mean the spine of the book itself, not the dust jacket.

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Re: Black House first edition question

Post by jhanic » Sun May 06, 2012 4:43 pm

Crazyjake777 wrote:Anyone know what these abbreviations stand for? Like what does DC mean compared to DH.
As far as I know, all they stand for is the different printers. No other meanings.

John

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