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    First edition can have multiple printings. Some sellers specify "true first" to reassure potential buyers it's the first printing. Some sellers only say "first edition" and omit the fact it's a later printing. It's a little scummy but technically they're correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeDealInLead View Post
    First edition can have multiple printings. Some sellers specify "true first" to reassure potential buyers it's the first printing. Some sellers only say "first edition" and omit the fact it's a later printing. It's a little scummy but technically they're correct.
    Fair enough. Is that based on publisher or is it standard for NAL, Grant, Doubleday...? How would one determine if, say this Bachman Book hardcover was a 1st / 4th?

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    I don't have a later printing but I assume the number line would start with 4.

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    That's what I stated in my response, so I have to assume I was correct. The number line is the printing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TnTzDad View Post
    That's what I stated in my response, so I have to assume I was correct. The number line is the printing.
    The numberline is the printing. They are still first editions unless the format significantly changes. So they are first editions and whatever printing is indicated by the numberline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TnTzDad View Post
    Quick question, and maybe a dumb one. I'm selling my lesser Bachman Books on eBay and just got asked this: "Do you know what printing it is? Like 1st edition/1st printing or 1st edition/4th printing? Thanks!"

    My response: "It has a full number line, which makes it a 1st edition. I'm unsure why some say 1st / 4th. As far as I know it is either or, not both. If it were a 4th edition or 4th printing, the numbers 1, 2 & 3 would be excluded. I hope that's what you needed to hear."

    Am I correct?

    Thanks in advance.
    Maybe you were just paraphrasing here, but I don't think this response is correct. As WDIL and Brian noted, the number line determines the printing - so a 1st edition 4th printing should have the words "First Edition" on the copyright page (if the publisher uses that convention), but should be missing the numbers 1-3 in the number line. The reason I disagree with your stated response is that a "full number line" is a number line that has no missing numbers, so a 4th printing number line by definition can't be a "full number line".

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    Quote Originally Posted by TnTzDad View Post
    Fair enough. Is that based on publisher or is it standard for NAL, Grant, Doubleday...? How would one determine if, say this Bachman Book hardcover was a 1st / 4th?
    Most publishers use similar conventions but there are definitely differences between publishers. Some use gutter codes and other notations to separate editions and printings. I'd double check the catalog here to see if there are any other "points" that a first edition/first printing should have.
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    And Random House has been known to print a first edition, first printing with the numberline starting with 2 like Black House.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurker View Post
    And Random House has been known to print a first edition, first printing with the numberline starting with 2 like Black House.
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    IYHO, what's the going rate for a NF 1st Rage PB? eBay has one with someone's name written on the inside cover @ $895, which has been there a while.

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    NF Rage 1st (w/o) any writing, plates etc. $800+

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    Is there a size difference between the US and UK first editions of CTCC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
    Is there a size difference between the US and UK first editions of CTCC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimimck View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
    Is there a size difference between the US and UK first editions of CTCC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jimimck View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
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    Oh, a fucking comedian eh, mate? lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
    Is there a size difference between the US and UK first editions of CTCC?
    Yes, the UK edition is bigger: http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/...=1#post1068718
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunchback Jack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
    Is there a size difference between the US and UK first editions of CTCC?
    Yes, the UK edition is bigger: http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/...=1#post1068718
    FUCK!!!! I thought so!!! Thank you

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    Hey boils and ghouls! I was wondering if anyone knows the story behind TGWLTG pop up book signing? Did King do a signing at Briar Patch in Bangor? Were these pretty common or are they fairly rare?
    I have one that I bought a few years ago and I think I'm going to pop it up on ebay to help buy something else and trying to get a little history. It's in like new condition.

    Thank you in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly Marsh View Post
    Hey boils and ghouls! I was wondering if anyone knows the story behind TGWLTG pop up book signing? Did King do a signing at Briar Patch in Bangor? Were these pretty common or are they fairly rare?
    I have one that I bought a few years ago and I think I'm going to pop it up on ebay to help buy something else and trying to get a little history. It's in like new condition.

    Thank you in advance!
    He did do a signing for this. They were all signed on the front with a silver sharpie. I've seen quite a few on ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly Marsh View Post
    Hey boils and ghouls! I was wondering if anyone knows the story behind TGWLTG pop up book signing? Did King do a signing at Briar Patch in Bangor? Were these pretty common or are they fairly rare?
    I have one that I bought a few years ago and I think I'm going to pop it up on ebay to help buy something else and trying to get a little history. It's in like new condition.

    Thank you in advance!
    Yes, there was a signing in Bangor. I think there were a couple of hundred signed. Stu Tinker got maybe 20, I bought one from him at the time. I've seen them sell for $250 range.

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    Thanks fellas!

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