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    #91
    Nice indeed.

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      #92
      Nice! I may go back and see if that second hand store still has those few books this weekend.

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        #93
        Back once again with some more hardback horror yielded from the second-hand bookshops and charity shops of Norwich:



        Shadow Land is a UK first edition, though has seen its price snipped from the dust cover. The copy of Portent cost me less than a loaf of bread. Astonishing, though, then again, it's far from Herbert's best. No sooner had I bought Portent than I unearthed a larger format copy of the book in another shop, interestingly without a copyright page. (I couldn't see it had been ripped out.)
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          #94
          And here are those mid-term Uncle Steve's I promised earlier:



          Can you spot the US copy?
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            #95
            Then I kind of went overboard with the Kings:



            None of the books were any more expensive than Doctor Sleep, but, still, some were a step up from charity shop prices! I might have to plough through these Kings as a Goodreads challenge next year. I don't know how many I'd get through before craving another author, though!
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            Then, of course, there's the Twitter thing: @LucianPoll
            ...oh, and the Facebook thing too: https://www.facebook.com/lucian.poll

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              #96
              Originally posted by Lucian Poll View Post
              And here are those mid-term Uncle Steve's I promised earlier:



              Can you spot the US copy?
              Rose Madder?

              And nice haul!

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                #97
                Originally posted by Lucian Poll View Post
                And here are those mid-term Uncle Steve's I promised earlier:



                Can you spot the US copy?
                Rose Madder is definitely the US copy. That is the Viking press 1995 first edition cover.

                Nice haul by the way!!!
                "I watched Titanic when I got back home from the hospital, and cried. I knew that my IQ had been damaged."
                - Stephen King

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                  #98
                  Thanks, guys. A quick shufti of the copyright page indeed reveals Rose Madder to be a US first edition. Cover price $25.95 (18 years ago). Purchased for 2. Again it'll be one of a squillion copies but still... 2!
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                  Then, of course, there's the Twitter thing: @LucianPoll
                  ...oh, and the Facebook thing too: https://www.facebook.com/lucian.poll

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                    #99
                    Love those books. Love library sales .

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                      Nice grabs for a good price. I stocked up on SK hard covers at a book sale not that long ago, got a lot of first editions too.

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                        Next time I pop into the local Value Village I will browse the books again - had some like that last time, but never grabbed them.

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                          Having gotten a load of books on the cheap of late, fate goes and slaps this bad boy in my way. How could I possibly resist?



                          Now the question is, do I break that seal and get a second copy for keepsies?
                          The home of your least humble servant, Mr Poll: http://lucianpoll.com
                          Then, of course, there's the Twitter thing: @LucianPoll
                          ...oh, and the Facebook thing too: https://www.facebook.com/lucian.poll

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                            Now that is an existential dilemma...
                            "I watched Titanic when I got back home from the hospital, and cried. I knew that my IQ had been damaged."
                            - Stephen King

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                              Originally posted by Lucian Poll View Post
                              Having gotten a load of books on the cheap of late, fate goes and slaps this bad boy in my way. How could I possibly resist?



                              Now the question is, do I break that seal and get a second copy for keepsies?
                              Nice, I just remembered I have this on order from Amazon. I may get a second to break the seal. Not sure yet though.

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                                The bookshop had a copy already opened - I was hooked. It instantly reminded me of House of Leaves with all the scribbled notes in the margins, although I am assured it's not as messed up. (Pity.) The seal is there for good reason too, as the book is jam-packed with postcards, posters, charts and other little inserts. I can imagine many a browser spilling them all over the place (or nicking them).

                                But it does mean spoiling the thing to get at it. Cunning ploy for buying a second copy!
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