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  • RonClinton
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    A couple new ones...

    The Rolling Stones and signed Harlan Ellison:

    https://twitter.com/ron_clinton/stat...591328256?s=21

    Centipede’s (aka Millipede’s) SOME OF YOUR BLOOD, S/L HC, Theodore Sturgeon:

    https://twitter.com/ron_clinton/stat...535747589?s=21

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  • RonClinton
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    Along with the Halkin pb above, today’s Showcase Book may be have the coolest pb cover art I own:

    https://twitter.com/ron_clinton/stat...563716610?s=21

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  • Brian861
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    Sweet!

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  • RonClinton
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    Thanks, guy...look forward to reading it sometime soon.

    Here's something that's even more exciting to me...

    A little background: A few years ago an original cover painting come up for bid on eBay, and sat unsold at $799 for several weeks. I wanted it so much, but couldn't pull the trigger on something that frivolous and of that expense at the time. I still remember it, though, and still regret my passing on it, though agree w/ my decision at the time. So I've kept an eye out for the UK paperback that featured it ever since, but all copies are either way too expensive or too beat up...I finally found a copy that is in like-new condition and at a steal of a deal. It's today's Showcase Book:

    https://twitter.com/ron_clinton/stat...631802368?s=20

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    I’ll be damned...I won a book, and it’s even one I really wanted to read!

    https://twitter.com/ron_clinton/stat...535015424?s=21
    Congrats, Ron!

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  • jeffingoff
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    I’ll be damned...I won a book, and it’s even one I really wanted to read!

    https://twitter.com/ron_clinton/stat...535015424?s=21
    Congratulations!! You deserve it!

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  • RonClinton
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    I’ll be damned...I won a book, and it’s even one I really wanted to read!

    https://twitter.com/ron_clinton/stat...535015424?s=21

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by Theli View Post
    I couldn't have said it better myself. But I will say that any dealings I've had with Barry at Gauntlet have been very positive. I also think a lot of the additional material they include with their editions has been pretty good in general. So while they lack in some fields, I don't feel that they are a complete wash. If the right book (for me) is being published by them I'll still be interested.
    Yes, I've nothing negative at all to say about Barry personally...I've been dealing with him for many, many years with any problem at all and find him personable and accomodating. I just wish his recent releases were more reflective of the quality Gauntlet used to produce, that's all.

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  • pumpheel
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    Originally posted by jeffingoff View Post
    I bought their lettered Rusty Puppy and the DJ art was poor and the paper stock they used was more fitting for a cheap dimestore paperback. Really low quality for what's supposed to be a deluxe edition.
    I bought the "Legend Trilogy" by Marie Lu, the three lettered editions at half-price. Very satisfied. They run many newsletter sales so it does pay to sign up and it's free.

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  • jeffingoff
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    Originally posted by Theli View Post
    I couldn't have said it better myself. But I will say that any dealings I've had with Barry at Gauntlet have been very positive. I also think a lot of the additional material they include with their editions has been pretty good in general. So while they lack in some fields, I don't feel that they are a complete wash. If the right book (for me) is being published by them I'll still be interested.
    I bought their lettered Rusty Puppy and the DJ art was poor and the paper stock they used was more fitting for a cheap dimestore paperback. Really low quality for what's supposed to be a deluxe edition.

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  • Theli
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    Not shallow at all...they arenít selling $25 trade/mm HCs or $10 mmpbs...these are $50-$60 deluxe HCs, the price of which is supposed to be largely justified not because itís simply signedbut rather by production enhancements: by premium materials, sewn binding for strength and longevity, original art, and careful copy editing and other attentions to detail. When a publisher scrimps on one or more of these assets, they are subverting the entire purpose of ó and buyerís incentive for ó a limited edition.
    I couldn't have said it better myself. But I will say that any dealings I've had with Barry at Gauntlet have been very positive. I also think a lot of the additional material they include with their editions has been pretty good in general. So while they lack in some fields, I don't feel that they are a complete wash. If the right book (for me) is being published by them I'll still be interested.

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    no slipcase as advertised, and shoddy work all the way around.
    Bingo on both points. Really disappointing, too, as I was really looking forward to that set...what missed potential.

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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    Don’t know which set that was, but if it was the Matheson BEARDLESS WARRIORS set, that was for a variety of reasons the only limited books I’ve ever returned (to Camelot) in 30+ years of collecting for a refund.
    That was it, no slipcase as advertised, and shoddy work all the way around.

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    I own all of the Bradbury titles that gauntlet put out, bought them years ago, couldn't afford what people as asking for them now, however I purchased a set from them last year and I was terribly disappointed. I won't be buying from them in the future.
    Don’t know which set that was, but if it was the Matheson BEARDLESS WARRIORS set, that was for a variety of reasons the only limited books I’ve ever returned (to Camelot) in 30+ years of collecting for a refund.

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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by jeffingoff View Post
    I bought exactly one Gauntlet Edition. One. (read that as Joe Piscopo's character in Johnny Dangerously).
    I own all of the Bradbury titles that gauntlet put out, bought them years ago, couldn't afford what people as asking for them now, however I purchased a set from them last year and I was terribly disappointed. I won't be buying from them in the future.

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