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TJCams
01-07-2015, 12:50 PM
I noticed on skcollector.com this regarding The Stand (1st ed):

A first edition of 70,000 copies. Issued with a dustjacket and price of $12.95. On the copyright page you will see the words First Edition, and on the inner margin of page 823 you'll find code T39. This edition is missing around a quarter of the original text...

What does the T39 signify? I have what I thought was a 1st edition, as it meets all the criteria as such but..... on 823, my edition says T45.

I was curious what the difference(s) might be.

Dave1442397
01-07-2015, 01:17 PM
For The Stand, the T39 code signifies First edition, First printing, and the T45 code means First edition, Second printing.

The letter 'T' stands for 1978, and 39 for September, 45 for November.

See http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/index.php/Gutter_Codes

Dave1442397
01-07-2015, 01:17 PM
For The Stand, the T39 code signifies First edition, First printing, and the T45 code means First edition, Second printing.

The letter 'T' stands for 1978, and 39 for September, 45 for November.

See http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/index.php/Gutter_Codes

TJCams
01-07-2015, 02:22 PM
Awesome - thanks for the info and the link!

Joe315
01-08-2015, 04:16 AM
Interesting. I thought the T45 signified a first book club edition.

srboone
01-08-2015, 05:33 AM
Well...I'm satsified with my 11th print copy that doesn't have the gutter mucked by ANY printing!

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