UTD UK special edition

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Re: UTD UK special edition

Post by pwk » Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:07 am

Hi all
Just found this great forum!

I managed to get a copy from Hatchards and was really impressed with the service. Quick delivery and very well packaged.

I cannot believe I have finally got a signed Stephen King book. I am so chuffed!

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Re: UTD UK special edition

Post by Patrick » Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:13 am

Congrats to all of you who have been receiving your UK S/L's. Can't wait for mine to show up!

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Re: UTD UK special edition

Post by thl » Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:16 am

jhanic wrote:I got the notice from Waterstone's that my copy had shipped via courier on Monday, November 30. I received it today, Wednesday, December 2! That was fast, especially considering that it came all the way from Great Britain! I truly didn't expect it until at least the beginning of next week.

I got #231/500.

John
mine was shipped on 30th november too, but nothing arrived (Italy) :( Let's hope for tomorrow

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Re: UTD UK special edition

Post by thl » Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:03 am

is this edition selling really few copies or is it just my feeling ? 4 days and still available with only 500 copies... And no limitations like the US one...

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Re: UTD UK special edition

Post by thl » Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:23 am

just received my two copies from waterstones... both with a bumped corner :((( the one I've opened has number 235/500, the other is a gift, and I can't open it :)

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Re: UTD UK special edition

Post by MrLevity » Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:07 am

thl wrote:is this edition selling really few copies or is it just my feeling ? 4 days and still available with only 500 copies... And no limitations like the US one...
Im surprised about this too, especially as its a far nicer edition that the US one. I would have thought quite a large number of people would have bought multiple copies just to sit on until the price goes up.
Anyone got any other thoughts on why this is not selling?

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Re: UTD UK special edition

Post by pwk » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:52 am

The Waterstones web-site is still showing 10+ copies in stock

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Re: UTD UK special edition

Post by TheCollector » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:39 pm

In general the UK editions are just not as widely collected as the US editions, and Simon and Schuster has huge press coverage and reach, a larger circle of people bought up this limited edition then the "usual" crowd

On the other hand you're not going to know about the UK limited edition unless you're a fairly serious collector and/or get to one of handful of sites that cover limited editions.

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Re: UTD UK special edition

Post by needfulthings » Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:28 pm

Does the U.K. limited edition include the Mathew Diffee illustrations in the book? And what is the page count?

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Re: UTD UK special edition

Post by jhanic » Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:11 pm

It does not contain the illustrations inside the book. The endpapers are the color map. It has 896 pages; less than the US edition, but that's because of different typefaces, pagination, etc. It's the same as the UK trade hardcover. The limitation page is not numbered, so I guess you could say this edition has 898 pages if you want to get technical.

The s/l edition does include the package of cards in a separate compartment at the top of the slipcase.

John

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