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    For what it's worth pretty much everyone uses the same book blocks for the limited / lettered edition books, unless the interior design is different. Usually though it would just be the same book block with just a different signature sheet bound into the block.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    For what it's worth pretty much everyone uses the same book blocks for the limited / lettered edition books, unless the interior design is different. Usually though it would just be the same book block with just a different signature sheet bound into the block.
    Right -- sorry, that's what I meant...same book blocks but a substitution of the sig page so that the numbered and the lettered have unique (and sole) sig pages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    Thanks! One of the very few Lettered editions I own and I think it's a stunner.
    Congratulations on adding this to your collection as well. This is one good looking book. Now I'm kinda bummed I missed out on Ketchum's Offspring from DRP to match my lettered of Off Season. I'm hoping one will turn up on the aftermarket.

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    So I've been kicking myself for a number of years for passing on the lettered edition of World War Z by Max Brooks. I almost pulled the trigger when CD announced it but decided not to due to the high price tag. Ever since I've been keeping an eye out for a one at a good price. And I finally snagged one on Ebay for only $99! As usual, the quality from CD is top notch and I'm very happy to add this to my collection!

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    Congrats, Keith! How did that thing turn out that we're not supposed to talk about?

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    For Christmas 2018, I convinced my wife to let me pick up a PC copy of the lettered edition of Ramsey Campbell's The Searching Dead. I waited patiently for a year to see if PS would put up PC copies of the following two volumes in the trilogy, Born to the Dark and The Way of the Worm. Luckily they did and I subtly suggested those as a gift for Christmas 2020. Christmas Day came and lo and behold, my wife was kind enough to get me one of the books, Way of the Worm. This being the third volume and I had to quickly scramble on to the PS2 site and see if the other volume was available and...it was! So, now I have a complete set of the trilogy!

    Here's the front and back of the traycases:

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    Cover, Illustrated boards, endpapers, and signature sheet of Born to the Dark:

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    Very nice!!

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    "The Three Births of Daoloth" Family picture:

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    Thanks, mhatchett!

    While I'm very happy to have them in my collection, I am a little torn as to their look. I've never purchased a PS lettered edition before so I wasn't sure what I was getting into. The traycases feel pretty sturdy and they have a nice magnetic clasp to keep the flap closed and the white color looks rather sharp. On the other hand I'm not the biggest fan of illustrated boards, but these are growing on me a little. Though the PC copies don't include the original Chadbourne art that their "real" lettered brethern do, I'm satisfied with the price for them which was around $225 each.

    I am really surprised at the original price of $775 each (converted from pounds, course). I don't know if I'd drop that much on these editions.

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    Another new addition: a PC lettered of Kealan Patrick Burke's The Number 121 to Pennsylvania:

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    Fantastic additions! I like printed boards on less expensive editions, so I agree with you with your hesitation for having it that way for the lettered editions. But those lettered editions look sharp!

    Great stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    Fantastic additions! I like printed boards on less expensive editions, so I agree with you with your hesitation for having it that way for the lettered editions. But those lettered editions look sharp!

    Great stuff!
    Thanks, Jeff! I think I’ll probably always equate printed boards with lower-end editions, and prefer a nice leather binding in general, but if one was to do illustrated boards this is a very nice example of how it’s done right.

    And bless Mr. Crowther and team at PS for producing lettered editions of Campbell’s work, period!

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    Congratulations, those are attractive volumes. I do get what you mean about PS -- I'm a little unsure myself about how I feel about printed boards, but I typically forget about that reservation and really enjoy them when I hold them in hand. In fact, I'm waiting for my trade copy of Gaslight, Ghosts & Ghouls: A Centenary Celebration R. Chetwynd-Hayes. I suspect that forgetfulness is especially true when it comes to traycased, lettered editions. :-)

    So between these and the KP Burke: Do you collect PC editions, or was it just a coincidence that all are PC?

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    Congratulations on some great additions to your collection. If you have not read 'The Number 121 to Pennsylvania and Others' there is not a bad story in that collection!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonClinton View Post
    Congratulations, those are attractive volumes. I do get what you mean about PS -- I'm a little unsure myself about how I feel about printed boards, but I typically forget about that reservation and really enjoy them when I hold them in hand. In fact, I'm waiting for my trade copy of Gaslight, Ghosts & Ghouls: A Centenary Celebration R. Chetwynd-Hayes. I suspect that forgetfulness is especially true when it comes to traycased, lettered editions. :-)

    So between these and the KP Burke: Do you collect PC editions, or was it just a coincidence that all are PC?
    PS is one of those publishers that I'm always intrigued by some of the books they publish, but very rarely pull the trigger. Gaslight, Ghosts, and Ghouls were one of those titles. I'll probably start dipping my toe into the PS waters a little more.

    The PC editions were more of a coincidence. I've gone back and forth about PC editions over the past few years. On one hand, I get the mentality that it isn't a "true" lettered edition, which caused me to shy away from them at first. But there's another part of my brain that sees the book as having all the same bells and whistles except that a line reads "PC" versus "AA", which this part of my mind finds rather trivial.

    I won't begrudge anybody else their opinion as both viewpoints are valid, but I'm settled that I won't pass on a good deal due to it being a PC copy. And the KPB book was a smoking deal at $41.99.

    Does anybody solely collect PC copies? Maybe I'm missing a niche...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    Congratulations on some great additions to your collection. If you have not read 'The Number 121 to Pennsylvania and Others' there is not a bad story in that collection!
    I have not read it yet and was waiting to pick up a lettered copy to do so. Mr. Burke is one of my favorite authors ever since I read Kin (another book I'm looking for in a lettered edition).

    I still kick myself for selling my copies of his books published by Thunderstorm. It was a momentary lapse of judgement, thinking that if I wasn't moving forward with collecting TSB titles at the time, then I should purge all titles. That was dumb. Very, very dumb.

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    Nice adds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    Nice adds!
    Thanks!

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