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    If you don't post pictures from the con we will be upset... so please post a few. Love the books hope to see them again soon 'll signed.
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    Thanks, guys. I'm glad you like them. They're all paperbacks save for the rather domineering NOS4R2. I have to agree, Echo City has a very striking cover. I found Coldbrook another one that leapt from the shelves.

    I'll be sure to flaunt the title pages of any copies I get signed on this here thread. If you can stomach what would be the literary equivalent of holiday snaps, I may even post a few scenes from the con.

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    I too love the Echo City cover. Enjoy the convention - I hope to get to one one of these days.

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    Thanks, guys. This'll be my first con - I hope not my last. Either way, my credit card hates me in advance!
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    Just to prove I too saw the same thing in my CD #70 as Squire... (looks innocently left and right!)



    Anyhoo, shameless salesmanship aside, here's a pic of some recent buys from a local second-hand bookstore. I keep forgetting the kinds of treasure one can unearth in such places. For example, I picked up these hardbacks for less than the RRP of Doctor Sleep:



    But here's the thing. There were two hardback editions of Odd Thomas in the shop. One of comparable size to the latter-day Kings you see on the bottom row, and the smaller edition you see in the picture. The reason I picked the smaller hardback was because of this curio I spotted on the copyright page:



    I can't honestly say I've seen other cases of books being published before they are copyrighted. I'm guessing it's a pre-emptive strike, or perhaps an edition that was published close to the year-end. There is, of course, a Tardis-related explanation, I'm sure. Can any of the seasoned collectors shed any light?

    (Images are sourced from my Twitter feed. If they vanish let me know and I'll try to reinstate.)
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    Sure, blame the Doctor! It's all his fault! (Actually, I believe Dr. Sam Beckett might be responsible, though...)
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    Very nice adds Lucian, especially all the Uncle Steves... can never have too many of those!

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    Nice additions.

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    I really like the cover art on The Dark Half.

    I too recently discovered the many possibilities for books at one of my local second hand shops. One had lots of King, Koontz, Saul books. Most were pb's, and didn't grab any, as I didn't have any spare cash. I did say a very good condition, 1st ed, of either Delores Clairborne, or Duma Key - I can't remember now.

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    I quite like the INTENSEAUTHORCLOSEUP photo on the back of The Dark Half.



    It's like he's about to bite your right hand off if you so much as dare open the book.

    Anyhoo, a quick nip into a charity shop near where I work yielded these latter-day Uncle Steves, collectively purchased for less than the price of a pint:



    The Kingage didn't stop there either. The next day I managed to procure four mid-term Kings, each seemingly first edition hardbacks, at another charity shop. They probably don't count for much in collectibility terms when the first print run spans approximately fourteen gazillion copies, but it was still a pretty cool find. Pics to follow.
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    Also, a crafty shufti at my copy of Duma Key reveals it to be a UK first edition. Again, one of fourteen gazillion copies, but still nice to see.
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    Nice indeed.

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

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    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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    And here are those mid-term Uncle Steve's I promised earlier:



    Can you spot the US copy?
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    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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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!!!
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    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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    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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