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    The Green Mile

    Does anyone know if the original Signet paperbacks went through more than one print? I'm debating on ordering a set on ebay but the guy is not answering my emails as to whether they are firsts or not. Probably not a good sign. but for $20 and $7 shipping i'd take my chances if I knew they were firsts.

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    I have seen copies that are not 1st print, I do not remember which books but at least some of them were not 1st printing only.

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    All of the Signet paperbacks of The Green Mile went through multiple printings. The true firsts have a number line that starts with a 1 on each.

    John

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    Thanks john. Wish the guy would just answer my email.oh well.

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    Yeah, I remember buying the original paperbacks one at a time as they came out, and then I bought a full set (still unopened) in shrink wrap with a Microsoft Windows screensaver as part of the package.

    I also bought the Subterranean Press edition in hardback, and because it was a pre-order I have my name listed in the back of book six. I went with the unsigned Gift Edition, of which there were 2,000 printed.

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    I also got the signed limited, #144 of 148 copies. My name's in the back also.

    John

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    Me, too. Pictures in my Collection Thread. Not sure if I'm showing either of your names, I didn't show every page.
    "Dance until your feet hurt. Sing until your lungs hurt. Act until you're William Hurt." - Phil Dunphy ("Modern Family"), from Phil's-osophy.

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    Hate you guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryE View Post
    Me, too. Pictures in my Collection Thread. Not sure if I'm showing either of your names, I didn't show every page.
    Fantastic collection you have there! I saw the pics, but couldn't make out enough detail to see if my name was shown. I must do some collection pics one of these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teriw View Post
    Hate you guys.
    Ah, you're young! Plenty of time to catch up. Just wait 'til Grant keels over and his significant other has a yard sale and sells all his books for $1 each

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1442397 View Post
    Ah, you're young! Plenty of time to catch up. Just wait 'til Grant keels over and his significant other has a yard sale and sells all his books for $1 each
    No, I think the infinitely patient Connie knows what Grant has. My wife on the other hand... You may want to check the local Goodwill or dumpsters after I'm gone.
    "Dance until your feet hurt. Sing until your lungs hurt. Act until you're William Hurt." - Phil Dunphy ("Modern Family"), from Phil's-osophy.

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    Gee, thanks, Dave - although, I wouldn't be holding my breath for that to happen (and, yep, Connie knows exactly what the reading room holds - maybe doesn't cotton to the books themselves, but has a country reckoning on the value - although, I'd have to say, my many and various Pennywise effigies will likely wind up in an orphaned clowns home ten minutes after I cark it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant Wootton View Post
    Gee, thanks, Dave - although, I wouldn't be holding my breath for that to happen (and, yep, Connie knows exactly what the reading room holds - maybe doesn't cotton to the books themselves, but has a country reckoning on the value - although, I'd have to say, my many and various Pennywise effigies will likely wind up in an orphaned clowns home ten minutes after I cark it)
    My wife knows the books are valuable enough that she's not allowed to read them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1442397 View Post
    My wife knows the books are valuable enough that she's not allowed to read them
    Lol I don't have to worry about that either but that's because they're definitely not things she's interested in
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    Same here reading them would never be an issue for her. The little guy now likes the Neil Gaiman children's books (especially "The Wolves in the Walls" and "Crazy Hair") so I have to be careful with them.
    "Dance until your feet hurt. Sing until your lungs hurt. Act until you're William Hurt." - Phil Dunphy ("Modern Family"), from Phil's-osophy.

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    My wife is just a bit of a klutz when it comes to books. She's forever letting them slide off the bed, which would not be good for my S/L Stephen King books

    And then there was the time a library book ended up in a pool of coffee on the kitchen table...

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    Returning that one to the library must have been quite an experience.

    You: "Ummm... It was the wife..."
    Librarian (if he's a man) "Oh, ok then, no problem. I understand."

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteOcha View Post
    Returning that one to the library must have been quite an experience.

    You: "Ummm... It was the wife..."
    Librarian (if he's a man) "Oh, ok then, no problem. I understand."
    I cleaned it up as much as I could and let it dry out before returning it. Luckily at our library you just drop the books in a wall slot when returning them, and I guess whoever shelved it didn't notice.

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    So what does this mean?

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