The Shining 1st Edition Dust Jackets $8.95

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The Shining 1st Edition Dust Jackets $8.95

Post by OneFathom » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:59 am

I've come across a version of The Shining in which the dust jacket has a price as $8.95, but does not have "First Edition" on the copyright page. Am I to believe that the sellers somehow came across a first edition dust jacket and placed it on a non-first edition book or did Doubleday purposely release copies at $8.95 that weren't first editions?

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/1977-The-Shinin ... 565b9a43ea

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Re: The Shining 1st Edition Dust Jackets $8.95

Post by jhanic » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:11 am

OneFathom wrote:I've come across a version of The Shining in which the dust jacket has a price as $8.95, but does not have "First Edition" on the copyright page. Am I to believe that the sellers somehow came across a first edition dust jacket and placed it on a non-first edition book or did Doubleday purposely release copies at $8.95 that weren't first editions?

For reference, here is a link:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1977-The-Shinin ... 565b9a43ea

Any help is appreciated.
I would assume you're right--it looks like the seller added a first edition dust jacket to another book. The key would be if the code R49 is in the gutter of page 449. Only the first edition, first printing would have that code.

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Re: The Shining 1st Edition Dust Jackets $8.95

Post by OneFathom » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:18 am

Thanks for your quick reply, John. Just seemed a bit odd to me the seller would make no mention they had a first edition dust jacket. Perhaps they don't even know themselves. Anyway, thank you again.

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Re: The Shining 1st Edition Dust Jackets $8.95

Post by AlexxKing69 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:03 pm

The actual first edition dust jacket has a slight wrap around on the back show green lions (Later printings didn't have this as far as I know) but to my knowledge the later printings were also slightly bigger than the original printing.

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