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Grant Wootton
11-17-2011, 05:46 AM
I've somehow managed to wind up with two of the 1978 Doubleday editions of The Stand (stated 1st Edition).

Generally, I wouldn't consider selling any of my prizes, however; this edition is taking up room I can ill afford, and the other T39's behind glass with the other SK 1st/1st's in the collection.

So, if there's anyone out there interested in acquiring this copy (it's in great condition considering both its age and the production values way back when :D) I'm asking only US$225 (plus shipping) and would be happy to provide pictures for anyone that may be interested.

RJK1981
11-17-2011, 07:07 AM
Somehow managed to, huh? Did you buy one and forget you already had it? I haven't done that yet with books, but I have done that a couple times with movies, lol (eventually I'll take pictures of my massive movie collection).

I'd love to get a hold of that but don't have the money for it. I have stuff I'd be willing to trade for it, but couldn't afford the shipping costs to send them your way right now either. Whoever gets this is very lucky.

Dave1442397
11-17-2011, 10:30 AM
I got one of those from a funeral home. I was at a viewing and as usual, couldn't resist checking out the books-by-the-yard decor. I found a fairly tatty copy of The Stand, 1st edition from 1978 and asked one of the staff if I could take it. No problem :) $225 is a good price for it.

Grant Wootton
11-17-2011, 04:56 PM
Somehow managed to, huh? Did you buy one and forget you already had it? I haven't done that yet with books, but I have done that a couple times with movies, lol (eventually I'll take pictures of my massive movie collection).

I'd love to get a hold of that but don't have the money for it. I have stuff I'd be willing to trade for it, but couldn't afford the shipping costs to send them your way right now either. Whoever gets this is very lucky.

Well, didn't forget I had one already (kind of hard to do with SK 1st's) just spotted it whilst cruising eBay or ABE (forget which :p) and saw it for a bargain price. Problem is, as I've acquired more books, this one keeps getting side-shifted on shelves, to the point where I can't side-shift no more .. So, figured that if anyone could give it a good home, it'd be a fellow collector on this forum :cool:

Grant Wootton
11-17-2011, 04:57 PM
I got one of those from a funeral home. I was at a viewing and as usual, couldn't resist checking out the books-by-the-yard decor. I found a fairly tatty copy of The Stand, 1st edition from 1978 and asked one of the staff if I could take it. No problem :) $225 is a good price for it.

Not as good a price as your's Dave :cool:

Dave1442397
11-18-2011, 10:32 AM
Not as good a price as your's Dave :cool:

That doesn't happen often :)

TerryE
11-18-2011, 02:07 PM
But similar to how I found my hardback copy of Peter Straub's "Shadowland". I found the hardback in a rental house in a shelf of various "rental house" books, puzzles, games, etc. The next year we stayed there, I traded it for my paperback copy. Shhhh... don't tell anyone else.

peteOcha
11-18-2011, 09:49 PM
Bad ass! ;)

But completely understandable. It belongs in a collection, not as a "rental" book.

Grant Wootton
04-09-2012, 04:32 AM
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04-09-2012, 04:34 AM
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Teriw
04-09-2012, 05:03 AM
I hate u now more than ever grant. Couldn't wait about 6 months to sell it? That's a fantastic price. Bw was looking for one though I believe.

Grant Wootton
04-09-2012, 05:07 AM
Cos you do Teri :p I only updated this thread for one of our fellows that wanted to see what the copy I had looked like - keeping in mind it's 34 years old and the production values at Doubleday were crap back then :)

srboone
04-09-2012, 05:18 AM
Mine's a 9th printing of the first edition. Wasn't the 13th printing the size of a regular HC?

Teriw
04-09-2012, 05:21 AM
I didn't notice the thread was old.

Grant Wootton
04-09-2012, 06:12 AM
Not as old as me, but well on it's way :)

Grant Wootton
04-09-2012, 06:15 AM
Mine's a 9th printing of the first edition. Wasn't the 13th printing the size of a regular HC?

Not sure Squire, I had a 2nd or 3rd printing of the UK printing back the early 80's and can't recall actually seeing any of the US editions over here at all (not all that surprising seeing as how most of the books we get here as "1sts" are from the UK) :)

srboone
04-09-2012, 06:30 AM
I seem to remember having a choice between a 9th and 13th (both were $75) nad i choses the 9th, but I thought the 13th wwas the traditional size of a trade HC. If only I could remember were I got it...:(

srboone
04-09-2012, 06:36 AM
Well, I found a 13th printing on line and asked the book seller, so I should get an answer back soon...

peteOcha
04-09-2012, 07:30 AM
Very nice looking copy. :)

Tito_Villa
04-09-2012, 09:08 AM
Veryyy tempted, but i need a Carrie & Salem's Lot first i think

srboone
04-09-2012, 12:31 PM
It wasn't the 13th printing...I'm almost certain there was a printing of a different size in the first edition.

Grant Wootton
04-09-2012, 05:59 PM
Veryyy tempted, but i need a Carrie & Salem's Lot first i think

And rightly so Tom :cool: