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    Congratulations on a beautiful production. Next step is to treat yourself to the ultimate 'Salem's Lot reading experience. The tactile pleasure of handling the goatskin binding and turning the mouldmade Saunders Waterford pages creates a heightened reading occasion.
    I so so want to do this. Naturally Iím worried Iíll defect it somehow but maybe with enough practice on similar, less rare books I might feel comfortable doing it.
    Don't worry. They're your books and you should enjoy them. To miss out on the pleasure and enjoyment they provide is to miss the point completely.
    Very true and thatís a great point. I couldnít agree more, really. I guess what makes me worry is the possibility that one day Iíll need to sell some of my collection to pay for an emergency, for example. The value from Fine to Near Fine seems to be a huge difference in many cases. It does seem ridiculous sometimes that I have these amazingly produced books that Iím missing out on 90% of the experience by only ever really seeing the spine or the case itís in. What I do now is look through the special books while I read a reading copy. That way I at least get to see the art and finish reading the book with the last few pages of the special edition.
    To each their own. I have read my Centipede 'Salem's Lot once a year since publication and the pleasure I have derived from each of those readings along with the anticipation as the next year's re-reading date approaches is priceless. The fact that SL is my all-time favorite book plays a huge role in the overall experience but if I had the coffin limited of The Stand or was getting the Suntup limited or deluxe Misery I would do the same.
    Go ahead and pull your favorite one off the shelf and give it a spin!

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    Just had this delivered!



    If anyone has (or knows the whereabouts of) the matching S/L IT #435 please get in touch!
    "A real limited edition, far from being an expensive autograph stapled to a novel, is a treasure. And like all treasures do, it transforms the responsible owner into a caretaker, and being a caretaker of something as fragile and easily destroyed as ideas and images is not a bad thing but a good one...and so is the re-evaluation of what books are and what they do that necessarily follows." - Stephen King

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    So jealous!
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    George: "Oh, yeah, Reilly? Well, the jerk store called, and they're running out of you!"

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    The Evil Empire!!!


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    Happy surprise!

    I order a couple of things from ABEBooks, nothing spectacular. Imagine my surprise when I opened the package!





    Love the way King slants the letters, big to small!

    Originally I was only going to order only the Letters from Hell Prospectus, but I thought let me see what else this seller has.

    The absence of a thing, this can be as deadly as the presence. The absence of air, eh?
    The absence of water? The absence of anything else we're addicted to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papaseraphim View Post
    Happy surprise!

    I order a couple of things from ABEBooks, nothing spectacular. Imagine my surprise when I opened the package!





    Love the way King slants the letters, big to small!

    Originally I was only going to order only the Letters from Hell Prospectus, but I thought let me see what else this seller has.

    It wasn't advertised as being signed? Either way, that's an awesome inscription!
    Looking for:
    1) CD Carrie S/L & matching art portfolio #58
    2) Eyes of the Dragon proof with green wrappers
    3) first edition Night Shift without dust jacket

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    No it wasn't. I stood there for five minutes, looking at it trying to process what I was seeing.

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    It wasn't advertised as being signed? Either way, that's an awesome inscription!
    The absence of a thing, this can be as deadly as the presence. The absence of air, eh?
    The absence of water? The absence of anything else we're addicted to.

    - Baron Vladimir Harkonnen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papaseraphim View Post
    No it wasn't. I stood there for five minutes, looking at it trying to process what I was seeing.
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    It wasn't advertised as being signed? Either way, that's an awesome inscription!
    Amazing. Wonder how many signed Rafts exist. Probably not many Iíd guess.
    Looking for Mister Slaughter S/L #78

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    And it's a really cool one. Congratulations !
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    Thanks!

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    And it's a really cool one. Congratulations !
    The absence of a thing, this can be as deadly as the presence. The absence of air, eh?
    The absence of water? The absence of anything else we're addicted to.

    - Baron Vladimir Harkonnen

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    AMAZING!
    Wanted list:
    The girl who loved tom gordon ARC with King's letter
    The Plant #3 Unsigned.
    Maximum Overdrive Cardboard truck

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    That is an awesome surprise. Congrats, Papaseraphim.
    Move along. Nothing to see here.

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