Help Identifying The Shining Edition.

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Help Identifying The Shining Edition.

Post by systemcrashoverride » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:32 pm

Picked up a few books including The Gunslinger Grant second printing, and in the same lot I also got an edition of The Shining that I can't identify for the life of me. Before anyone goes down that road, I do not believe it to be a first edition, but I can't figure out what it is.

Has dust jacket, Price in flap is T.S $15.95
Copyright page says Copyright (c) 1977 by Stephen King
All Rights Reserved
Printed in the United States of America

Dust jacket does NOT say Book Club Edition, and the book is tan board with black binding, not green/darkgreen.

In case it matters the book was purchased in Canada, on the off chance the dust jacket is a bizarre Canadian thing.

Has anyone seen an edition like this?



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Re: Help Identifying The Shining Edition.

Post by jhanic » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:10 am

What is the code on the inner margin of page 447? It appears you have a later printing of the book. The code tells when the book was printed.

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Re: Help Identifying The Shining Edition.

Post by systemcrashoverride » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:10 am

Hi John,

The code in the gutter was Z32. Can you identify the edition/print date with that?

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Re: Help Identifying The Shining Edition.

Post by Mr. Rabbit Trick » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:28 am

Code Z32 = 2nd week of August 1984.

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Re: Help Identifying The Shining Edition.

Post by systemcrashoverride » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:42 am

The next question then becomes, does this edition hold any value? Or is it first edition or nothing?

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Re: Help Identifying The Shining Edition.

Post by jhanic » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:13 am

It's not a first edition as we all define it. The first has special identifiers that this edition lacks. It's a good reading copy.

John

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