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 Post subject: The Gunslinger 2nd Printing
PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:28 pm 
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I can buy a copy from a friend that is decent shape but the dust jacket is price clipped :cry: Does this make a huge difference in the worth of the book? Also the book has one of the color illustrations upsidedown in the book. Would that make it worth more or less?


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 Post subject: Re: The Gunslinger 2nd Printing
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:43 am 
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The price-clipped dust jacket makes a large difference: I'd say about 50-60% of the book's price, unfortunately. The upside-down illustration makes it an oddity, but shouldn't affect the price too much, one way or the other.

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 Post subject: Re: The Gunslinger 2nd Printing
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:31 am 
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jhanic wrote:
The price-clipped dust jacket makes a large difference: I'd say about 50-60% of the book's price, unfortunately. The upside-down illustration makes it an oddity, but shouldn't affect the price too much, one way or the other.

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Thanks John I appreciate the info. I was afraid the clip would hurt the value. I was wondering why it would be clipped in the first place? I thought that was done by publishers when they sold them for a discount when they could not get rid of them. I did not think that would have been the case for this book.


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 Post subject: Re: The Gunslinger 2nd Printing
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:00 pm 
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The second printing of the Gunslinger sold out fairly quickly. Probably it was given as a gift.

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 Post subject: Re: The Gunslinger 2nd Printing
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You mean a gift from the publisher? I had not thought of that. I had seen quite a few of the 2nd printing, and never one that was price clipped. Oh well that is the way it goes. :(


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 Post subject: Re: The Gunslinger 2nd Printing
PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:45 am 
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No, a gift from a friend/relative who didn't want the recipient to know how much the book cost.

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 Post subject: Re: The Gunslinger 2nd Printing
PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:47 am 
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OOOOOH :oops: Thanks John you have been very helpful.


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 Post subject: Re: The Gunslinger 2nd Printing
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:04 am 
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I'm not sure it would cut as much as 50-60% of the value, maybe 20-30%. It affects the price a lot more for early SK works because the price is one of the main ways (and sometimes the only way) to determine whether a book is a true 1st edition, later printing, or BC edition.

For a 2nd edition of the Gunslinger the DJ could ONLY be a 1st or 2nd edition DJ. Since you're claiming the cheaper edition then there's no problem in terms of identifying the DJ, and the book itself is easy enough to identify.

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 Post subject: Re: The Gunslinger 2nd Printing
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:10 pm 
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Not so long ago - Grant Books still had leftover dustjackets for this book (both printings I believe) for like $25 a pop. I actually bought a new one for the first printing figuring it couldn't hurt to have a brand spanking new dustjacket for my copy.


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