1st edition Misery

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Re: 1st edition Misery

Post by jhanic » Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:27 am

Mr. Rabbit Trick wrote:There are 4 different covers for the 1st edition Misery.
Pictures, please! The only one I know of has the title in red on the spine, as long as we're talking about the US edition.

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Re: 1st edition Misery

Post by ur2ndbiggestfan » Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:14 pm

I found these bookseller images on Abebooks. Could be they need color correction or maybe there are actual variations on the red and orange colors.
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Re: 1st edition Misery

Post by jhanic » Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:51 pm

Interesting. I know that red often fades to an orange when it gets too much sun. I can't help wondering if that's what happened to these.

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Re: 1st edition Misery

Post by Mr. Rabbit Trick » Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:48 am

jhanic wrote:
Mr. Rabbit Trick wrote:There are 4 different covers for the 1st edition Misery.
Pictures, please! The only one I know of has the title in red on the spine, as long as we're talking about the US edition.

John
You have seen the pictures John. Bob posted them at thedarktower.com a while ago.

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Re: 1st edition Misery

Post by Mr. Rabbit Trick » Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:50 am

jhanic wrote:Interesting. I know that red often fades to an orange when it gets too much sun. I can't help wondering if that's what happened to these.

John
You are correct John. The book pictured has suffered from UV light fading. The red is the first color to fade. If you notice the spine still has a bit of red in it.

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Re: 1st edition Misery

Post by Chris » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:55 am

Sorry if I wasn't clear. I meant that the lettering on the actual spine of the book (not the dust jacket) is red on one copy and gold on the other. Is this typical? Are they both 1st editions?

I can post pics if that will help.

Thanks

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Re: 1st edition Misery

Post by jhanic » Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:18 am

Chris, please post the pictures. Also, try to get the covers of each at the same time. I have the gut feel that the one with the gold spine is actually faded due to exposure to UV. If that's true, the lettering on the front covers both will be red. (The spines are what usually get faded.)

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