UK First Edition "The Stand"

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UK First Edition "The Stand"

Post by Cento » Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:59 pm

Hi there, I'm wondering if I could have some of this forum's expertise.

I'm an Australian collector and found a true first UK edition of the "The Stand" at a local antiquarian bookshop. The DJ is in VG+ condition, book itself has some foxing on the edges and endpapers, but VG+ also. It's a nice, tidy, clean edition. I've been looking everywhere to see what it may be worth, but can't seem to find a copy on the net to use as a reference. They're selling it for around around US$650. It just seems a bit high, given you can pick up the more expensive US equivalent for around $700.

Anyone have any guess at whether this is a fair price?

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Re: UK First Edition "The Stand"

Post by Mr. Rabbit Trick » Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:57 pm

A VG+ UK Stand should be around $400. If the DJ was in better condition, it would go for a lot more.

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Re: UK First Edition "The Stand"

Post by TheCollector » Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:49 am

I'll leave it to Mr Rabbit Trick to give you the valuation, since he's better at keeping a pulse on the UK editions then I am, but I'd agree that the DJ is where all the value is at. Can you post a couple photos of what VG+ is, that may help with a definitive valuation.

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Re: UK First Edition "The Stand"

Post by Cento » Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:43 pm

Thanks for your responses. I haven't got photos of the copy, but I was able to talk her down to US$575, and said I'd get back to her (I'm so bad at negotiating prices, though :( ). I plan to go back in a few months and if it's still there I'll grab some photos (or even buy it if she can move a little more).

Thanks again for you points.

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Re: UK First Edition "The Stand"

Post by Cento » Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:09 pm

So, I finally bought it. Probably not quite a VG+, but I negotiated down to a little under $400 USD equivalent ($550 Aus). It's a nice solid copy. Some foxing to block and edge wear / chipping to the dustkjacket, but I'm pleased. Rare to see early 1st in Australia, I'm grateful not having to shell out postage fees for OS orders. :D
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Re: UK First Edition "The Stand"

Post by jhanic » Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:07 am

I'd say that an offer of US$500-575 wouldn't be out of line. I'd say the dust jacket is truly F/VF, and there were fewer than 1,000 copies printed, so such an offer is warranted.

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Re: UK First Edition "The Stand"

Post by jimimck » Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:42 pm

Sounds like a good buy at $550Aud

I'm in NZ and I know what you mean regarding not paying shipping/import fees. It's a bonus all in itself.

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Re: UK First Edition "The Stand"

Post by Cento » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:54 pm

Cheers guys

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