COLLECTOR FORUMS... Ask questions - Get Answers
It is currently Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:42 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Advance Copies of The Shining (1977 Version)
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:14 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:07 am
Posts: 78
Location: San Jose, California
So I've been talking to a book seller about an "Advance Copy" of The Shining. I believe it is the hardback Doubleday version, if one even exists. Can anyone give me a little background info on this? How about market price?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Advance Copies of The Shining (1977 Version)
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:27 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:27 am
Posts: 435
Doubleday used to send out Advance Copies to reviewers. They had a red card enclosed with the book details typed on it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Advance Copies of The Shining (1977 Version)
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:07 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:07 am
Posts: 78
Location: San Jose, California
Thanks, Mr. Rabbit Trick. Do you happen to know if those Advance Copies were sent sealed? The gentleman I'm speaking with says his "Advance" copy is sealed.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Advance Copies of The Shining (1977 Version)
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:53 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:12 am
Posts: 176
Location: Canada
Does this relate?

Last week I bought an unread first-first of Carrie. The inside front cover is stamped in the Doubleday font.

With Compliments of
Doubleday & Company Inc

The seller had called Doubleday to see if they can englighten. They did.

In 1974 to promote books they would mail these to bookstores, radio stations and school library's. Looking for exposure. If I was home I would attach a pic.

Good luck with your Shining


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Advance Copies of The Shining (1977 Version)
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:24 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:07 am
Posts: 78
Location: San Jose, California
Wow! That is quite a find you have. Awesome and kudos to you! Unfortunately, I haven't been able to see any pics of the book yet, so I'm hesitant to make a move. But it might be worth a gamble...

Thanks for the feedback, TrueNorth.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Advance Copies of The Shining (1977 Version)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:45 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:27 am
Posts: 435
OneFathom wrote:
Thanks, Mr. Rabbit Trick. Do you happen to know if those Advance Copies were sent sealed? The gentleman I'm speaking with says his "Advance" copy is sealed.


I don't think any Doublrday books were ever sealed.

How would the seller know its an Advance Copy if it is sealed?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Advance Copies of The Shining (1977 Version)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:00 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:12 am
Posts: 176
Location: Canada
OneFathom wrote:
Wow! That is quite a find you have. Awesome and kudos to you! Unfortunately, I haven't been able to see any pics of the book yet, so I'm hesitant to make a move. But it might be worth a gamble...

Thanks for the feedback, TrueNorth.


Here are a couple shots of the inside pages. The stamp is on the back of the frontboard cover. The black endpapers are different and make it difficult to see the stamp. I am not sure if this stamp adds to or takes away from the value. What do you think?

Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Advance Copies of The Shining (1977 Version)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:17 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:07 am
Posts: 78
Location: San Jose, California
Thanks for the pics, TN. For me, I think the stamp enhances your book with the exclusivity of the stamp, and all. How'd you come across it?

And...The Rabbit Trick...I ended up buying the book. I'll just return it if ends being a BCE, which is my suspicion. Never know unless you try so try is what I did.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Advance Copies of The Shining (1977 Version)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:52 pm 
Offline
Moderator

Joined: Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:08 pm
Posts: 1330
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
If the photos you show are accurate, that IS an advance copy. Also, the one photo shows a price on the dust jacket. BC editions did not have a price on them. I would check the other indicators of a first edition, too.

John


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Advance Copies of The Shining (1977 Version)
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:45 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:12 am
Posts: 176
Location: Canada
OneFathom & John,

I have no doubt this is one trippy little book. SK's first novel in an advanced promo copy plus in unread condition. I found it on ebay, after emailing and phone calls we made a deal and he delivered it in person a week ago today.

It has the right stuff P6 on page 199 and the DJ is marked $5.95.

Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group  
Design By Poker Bandits