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 Post subject: First edition question
PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:19 pm 
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I'm new to collecting Stephen King novels and I was wondering if a price needed to be on the dust jacket of a book to make a first edition. For example, I have the novel The Dead Zone, and everything about tells me that it is a first edition even the ISBN but then I find that there is no price on the dust jacket. Does this make the book a different edition?

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Jake E. Stief


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 Post subject: Re: First edition question
PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:35 pm 
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The lack of price on the dust jacket usually indicates that it is a Book Club Edition.


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 Post subject: Re: First edition question
PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:38 am 
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Ok. Thaks for your help. So far I have what I thought to be 29 Stephen King first editions. I guess I'll have to replace 5 of those.


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 Post subject: Re: First edition question
PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:44 am 
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Jake, make sure that the ones you think are first editions are really firsts. There's a button on the left that shows "1st Editions". Make sure all your books match the criteria there.

John


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 Post subject: Re: First edition question
PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:20 pm 
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Yeah, I'm going to print out this guide (http://anna-marie-bowman.hubpages.com/h ... ognize-One) so I can determain weather the SK novels I find are firsts. If your are concerned that I spent money on something that I thought was something elese, then there is no need to wory. I bought all of my SK books at book fair (many of them in new condition I might add) for $1-$3. So I think I can easily sell any of my book club editions if I decide to do that and make my money back.


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 Post subject: Re: First edition question
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:07 pm 
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This website has some cover codes that I don't recall being published before.. Have the info on this site been vertified? Ronnie


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 Post subject: Re: First edition question
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:37 pm 
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RIC wrote:
This website has some cover codes that I don't recall being published before.. Have the info on this site been vertified? Ronnie


Hey Ronnie, can you give us an example?

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