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 Post subject: 'Salem's Lot' first edition endpapers
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:18 am 
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Does anybody know of a 'Salem's Lot' first edition (Doubleday) that has red endpapers and past downs? I have a copy with said red endpapers. It does not look like a book conservationist did a job on the book, but likewise all true first editions seem to have white endpapers. Does anyone know the answer? And yes, all first edition points are met: first edition on copyright page, correct gutter code; 2nd state dust jacket with Father Cody and $7.95


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 Post subject: Re: 'Salem's Lot' first edition endpapers
PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:50 am 
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kokolores wrote:
Does anybody know of a 'Salem's Lot' first edition (Doubleday) that has red endpapers and past downs? I have a copy with said red endpapers. It does not look like a book conservationist did a job on the book, but likewise all true first editions seem to have white endpapers. Does anyone know the answer? And yes, all first edition points are met: first edition on copyright page, correct gutter code; 2nd state dust jacket with Father Cody and $7.95



I can only think of two explainations:

1. DoubleDay had the book in the bindry department for collating. Someone had grabbed the wrong stock for the endpages and had already put a few together before it was noticed. Knowing DoubleDay's quality they would let it slide.

2. The book has been rebuilt and the owner chose red.

You do have a mystery. I have never seen anything but white.


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 Post subject: Re: 'Salem's Lot' first edition endpapers
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:54 pm 
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I don't have the answer either, but OP sent me the pics I'm posting them below in case anyone else can chime in.


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 Post subject: Re: 'Salem's Lot' first edition endpapers
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:06 pm 
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Just as I expected. Someone has replaced the end papers. It is a simple job to remove the old ones and glue in new ones.

Probably had library card or owners name on the originals.


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 Post subject: Re: 'Salem's Lot' first edition endpapers
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:45 am 
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Mr. Rabbit Trick wrote:
Just as I expected. Someone has replaced the end papers. It is a simple job to remove the old ones and glue in new ones.

Probably had library card or owners name on the originals.



Could you elaborate a little? I don't think this is a topic that's ever come up. Is there something in the photos that shows you someone replaced the end papers (aside from the fact the color isn't right). Or is there a post somewhere with a how-to on replacing end papers?

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 Post subject: Re: 'Salem's Lot' first edition endpapers
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:09 pm 
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TheCollector wrote:
Mr. Rabbit Trick wrote:
Just as I expected. Someone has replaced the end papers. It is a simple job to remove the old ones and glue in new ones.

Probably had library card or owners name on the originals.



Could you elaborate a little? I don't think this is a topic that's ever come up. Is there something in the photos that shows you someone replaced the end papers (aside from the fact the color isn't right). Or is there a post somewhere with a how-to on replacing end papers?


Apart from the wrong color, the corner folds are not well done. There are dozens of "How to replace book end papers" online. Here is a link for the lazy ones :)

http://www.bookthink.com/0076/76alt.htm


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 Post subject: Re: 'Salem's Lot' first edition endpapers
PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:29 am 
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Thanks for the explanation and link! I do love to be lazy :)

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