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 Post subject: Bachman Books Hardcover w/DJ 1st/1st Question
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:12 am 
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I looked under the first edition section and could find no information on the Hardcover Bachman Books 1st/1st. Can you guys help me out. I have been looking for this book and it appears there are a ton of BCE available and no 1st editions. Can anyone verify that a true first edition of this will have a price inside (what was the cost?) of the DJ and a full number line on the Publishers page. Anyone verify this?
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 Post subject: Re: Bachman Books Hardcover w/DJ 1st/1st Question
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:34 pm 
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Hi Randy,

There were only approximately 15,000 copies of the first/first printing done in hardcover. Price on the dust jacket was $19.95. They have the full number line.

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http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/sho ... -+Trade+HC

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 Post subject: Re: Bachman Books Hardcover w/DJ 1st/1st Question
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:32 pm 
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Thanks a ton,,,, I'll keep looking for one
Randy

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 Post subject: Re: Bachman Books Hardcover w/DJ 1st/1st Question
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:52 pm 
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I actually asked the collector about that when I replied to a question he had about the "Eye of the Dragon" first/first. He told me that the hardcover came after the paperback, so he didn't consider it a "true" first/first. To me, I'd rather have the hardback over any paperback simply because paperbacks fall apart when you just look at them. As for value? I would say the hardcover in fine/fine condition is roughly 100-150 plus. I am an idiot because I saw one on e-bay for 145.00 in pretty much as new condition. I added it to my watch list, didn't have the money but could have used a credit card, and went to bed. It sold maybe 5 hours after it's listing. So yes, that one got away!


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 Post subject: Re: Bachman Books Hardcover w/DJ 1st/1st Question
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:29 am 
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allasorte wrote:
I actually asked the collector about that when I replied to a question he had about the "Eye of the Dragon" first/first. He told me that the hardcover came after the paperback, so he didn't consider it a "true" first/first. To me, I'd rather have the hardback over any paperback simply because paperbacks fall apart when you just look at them. As for value? I would say the hardcover in fine/fine condition is roughly 100-150 plus. I am an idiot because I saw one on e-bay for 145.00 in pretty much as new condition. I added it to my watch list, didn't have the money but could have used a credit card, and went to bed. It sold maybe 5 hours after it's listing. So yes, that one got away!


The paperback came out well AFTER the trade edition hardcover. The Philtrum Press edition of The Eyes of the Dragon came out in a 1,000-copy numbered edition in 1984, while Viking trade edition didn't come out until 1987. According to my notes, about 400,000 copies of the trade edition first/first were printed. (The proof said it would be an edition of one million copies.) The collector you talked with may have meant the Philtrum edition was the "true" first but was confused.

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 Post subject: Re: Bachman Books Hardcover w/DJ 1st/1st Question
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:05 pm 
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John I think you are spot on.

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 Post subject: Re: Bachman Books Hardcover w/DJ 1st/1st Question
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:29 pm 
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I wrote my response wrong. When I was responding to the person asking about the "Bachman Books" I first mentioned "Eye of the Dragon" as a starting point of talking to someone. I should have started a second paragraph. "The Bachman Books" I have heard the hardcover came second. The paper back came first. Was what I was talking about.


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 Post subject: Re: Bachman Books Hardcover w/DJ 1st/1st Question
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:23 am 
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The hardcover and the large-size paperback of The Bachman Books were issued at the same time. (I bought them together!)

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 Post subject: Re: Bachman Books Hardcover w/DJ 1st/1st Question
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:41 am 
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Here are a couple pics showing what John was saying. HB and PB published the same date by two different companies.

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