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    NOT for sale but I have Letter SS...looked for 20 years until I found one from consignee who is a member here.

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    Question: why is this book so elusive and valuable?

    Is it because of the collection of signatures? I can't quite tell from the pictures how nice the leather and other qualities are.

    From what little I've experienced, and from a lot of what I've seen here, the collections with King in them aren't generally as popular or desirable as the really nice editions of his solo work. And again, I can't tell the quality of the production from those pictures, but this doesn't look as nice as the numbered Sub Press The Green Mile, or some of the other King lettered editions that fetch $2500+. And this has a limitation of 52 and not 26.

    Not trying to downplay the book at all but genuinely curious why it's at this level of pricing
    Please help me find:
    RED SNAKESKIN HORNS
    from Suntup Editions

    The Citadel of the Autarch, #100
    Chimera II
    from Centipede Press

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfan2323 View Post
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    Well lost the lettered Legends Anyone have one? OR a numbered version???
    $2681.

    I would have guessed higher? What did you think, Kris?

    looking for: NOS4A2 (sub press)
    Dead Zone 1st/1st, Boy's Life S/L
    I was thinking $2500 or less. It shocked me and I didnít have any higher bid! Thus I lost. I donít get that desire but itís a big one for this.


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    totally valid question, but not always a simple answer.
    for me, VALUE = QUANTITY/DEMAND x CONDITION

    Quality and aesthetic of book are a function of demand but not always the only driving factor. the production of this one is nice but nothing spectacular. i believe that in this case the content is driving the demand and the quantity is relatively limited so value goes up. sometimes i loose sight that collectors collect other than King. not only does this have a King, Dark Tower story, but it collects unpublished tales from a lot of other desirable series - including Fire and Ice so lots of different collectors want it.
    youre right that anthologies usually are less valuable (sometime undeservedly so) but i think this one will hold its value.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lotuz View Post
    Question: why is this book so elusive and valuable?

    Is it because of the collection of signatures? I can't quite tell from the pictures how nice the leather and other qualities are.

    From what little I've experienced, and from a lot of what I've seen here, the collections with King in them aren't generally as popular or desirable as the really nice editions of his solo work. And again, I can't tell the quality of the production from those pictures, but this doesn't look as nice as the numbered Sub Press The Green Mile, or some of the other King lettered editions that fetch $2500+. And this has a limitation of 52 and not 26.

    Not trying to downplay the book at all but genuinely curious why it's at this level of pricing
    The answer: The Dark Tower! Legends is First appearance of Little Sisters of Eluria.

    looking for: NOS4A2 (sub press)
    Dead Zone 1st/1st, Boy's Life S/L
    ANYTHING DT Related #246
    Dead Zone First Edition F/F or NF/NF

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    Quote Originally Posted by lotuz View Post
    Question: why is this book so elusive and valuable?

    Is it because of the collection of signatures? I can't quite tell from the pictures how nice the leather and other qualities are.

    From what little I've experienced, and from a lot of what I've seen here, the collections with King in them aren't generally as popular or desirable as the really nice editions of his solo work. And again, I can't tell the quality of the production from those pictures, but this doesn't look as nice as the numbered Sub Press The Green Mile, or some of the other King lettered editions that fetch $2500+. And this has a limitation of 52 and not 26.

    Not trying to downplay the book at all but genuinely curious why it's at this level of pricing
    It's all because of the content. I know George R. R. Martin fans that bought it, Terry Pratchett fans, Ursula Leguin, it's an all star anthology that draws a lot of different collectors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sentinel View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lotuz View Post
    Question: why is this book so elusive and valuable?

    Is it because of the collection of signatures? I can't quite tell from the pictures how nice the leather and other qualities are.

    From what little I've experienced, and from a lot of what I've seen here, the collections with King in them aren't generally as popular or desirable as the really nice editions of his solo work. And again, I can't tell the quality of the production from those pictures, but this doesn't look as nice as the numbered Sub Press The Green Mile, or some of the other King lettered editions that fetch $2500+. And this has a limitation of 52 and not 26.

    Not trying to downplay the book at all but genuinely curious why it's at this level of pricing
    It's all because of the content. I know George R. R. Martin fans that bought it, Terry Pratchett fans, Ursula Leguin, it's an all star anthology that draws a lot of different collectors.



    I agree. The lettered is very elusive as it's one of a very few King signed books that was never sold to the public.

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    Great question and great answers......I (am biased I know) tend to see it as Dark Tower 1st appearance of LSOE....Book itself and slipcase not such great shakes (definitely inferior to other S/Ls and Lettereds). So for me, a DT junkie, it was something I sought to own.

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    Ahhhhh...

    Thanks for the responses everyone!

    What I'm reading is that

    (a) It's an important part of the King canon because of the Dark Tower connection.

    (b) But it's also an important part of the canon for lots of other popular authors, who wrote stories related to their various epic works.

    (c) And it was never released to the public.

    This all makes good sense and fits together very nicely!

    Because of (a), it's going to be more highly desired than other collections that King contributed to. Because of (b), people other than King collectors are going to be looking for it also. And because of (c), collectors have always had to find copies on the secondary market, so when it appears it's going to be fought over.

    Thanks for the education
    Please help me find:
    RED SNAKESKIN HORNS
    from Suntup Editions

    The Citadel of the Autarch, #100
    Chimera II
    from Centipede Press

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    First appearance of LSoE was in the trade edition of Legends. It was released in August '98, two months before the limited edition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeDealInLead View Post
    First appearance of LSoE was in the trade edition of Legends. It was released in August '98, two months before the limited edition.
    Yes accurate! Is why I have a King signed TOR Legends 1st as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lotuz View Post
    Question: why is this book so elusive and valuable?

    Not trying to downplay the book at all but genuinely curious why it's at this level of pricing
    Just supply and demand. Like David said he waited 20 years to get it. I do not have it but then again I would never pay $1000 for an anthology.

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    Not just King fans would want this book. People who have no interest in King at all would pay real money for this edition. This was a phenomenal collection of the most successful fantasy authors of the time - many of whom are no longer with us.

    Having all their signatures on one page in a collection of amazing stories would be a dream of many fantasy readers.

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    I only have the crappy numbered version. It's not a great book.


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