Pet Sematary 1st or not?

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Pet Sematary 1st or not?

Post by btcardenas85 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:12 pm

I have recently purchased a copy of Pet Sematary. The inside front flap of the dust jacket says $15.95, the inside rear flap says "Jacket By Linda Fennimore, Printed In The U.S.A., 1183". In the ditch of page 374 is a Y38, but on the copyright page it does not say First Edition. I know this is not a book club edition, but I have read that the Y38 was only on first editions. Anybody have an answer for me?



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Re: Pet Sematary 1st or not?

Post by CHEROKEEBRUCE » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:34 am

Strange the book seems to have all the markings of a 1st edition ..But the copyright page should state FIRST EDITION.
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Re: Pet Sematary 1st or not?

Post by btcardenas85 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:58 am

Do you know how many print runs were done by the time the book was released? The dust jacket says 1183 like all other first editions with the $15.95 on the front and in the gutter I can see the Y, but the glue keeps me from seeing anything past that. I’m just really confused. Haha

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Re: Pet Sematary 1st or not?

Post by CHEROKEEBRUCE » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:02 am

The only true tests of a true 1st edition would be the copyright page FIRST EDITION & the Y38 gutter code...You first stated that you'r gutter code was Y38 & now you say you can't read it (as can I... due to the glue) Meaning that it is not a first edition. Because they change the print run they do not have to change the dust wrapper they would only do that for a price change.

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Re: Pet Sematary 1st or not?

Post by btcardenas85 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:08 am

Thank you so much for the help. The reason I thought it was Y38 in the gutter is because that was what was posted from the seller I bought it from. After your advice and doing more research I figured out it was probably just an early print. I was able to get a partial refund from the seller based on false information given to me. Thank you again for your help.

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